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COPY NO. 109
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table of OonWI1't1
!actioal larratlwe • • • • • • • •
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Annex A
- Operation. • • •
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10
Part 1 _ Havic.tioD Chart
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Part II - Bombing Chart
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Part III - Pl1gbt Snpn••rlDf;
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Part IV _ Radar Soope Photo••
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Part V _ Air_S•• fte'Cue Chart
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Communication. • •
Part I ... Radar Counter Meuurea
Part II ... Radio
_ We ..ther ••••••••••••
Part I ... We.ther Swmmary • • •
Part It ... Chart ... Poreeut We.ther ••
Obeerved. ...tbn
Part III ... Prognostic Wap
Part IV ... Synoptic ltap •
Annex B
Annex C
· . . .
Annox 0 ... ••••
Part I ... En••y Air Opposition •
Part II ... Ensmy AntlaJrcr,rt and
Air-to-Air Bombing ••
Part III - Bombtng Results and Damage
.u••ument
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Annex E Conleltd.ted StAtistical Summary •
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Annex P ... XII Boaber Command Field Order.
Annex G ... Dlltrlbutlon • • •
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Prepared Byl
A-2 Seotion
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4&t04 18 M..reb 1945. 4:lrecte4 'U!lt 13 SUUa. ... 11.. Irt. R $
1t'inp to participate 1ft an at;t.ak -&dnn tbli ...,. ...........
b. rv"t,a SP'cir1t4.
(1) PrS.tv Tarat. MaD AHa.
(2) SteaQd," Tare!'t' 10M
2, stlUtEGY AND PLAlI SF aPgAnQ1iS1
a. s.lect19D of tbe plan of attaoJr:1D1
targete en Honlbl.1 on alternate days tor tin COJlH,OI1U........lODl, 1t
was decided to return to Jlagoya InUllU.ch .. tbe ,.aul t. froa the tirn
..ttack had not been all good ... dealred. lfeather torecut pro41otli4
good ""..ther at t ..rget and basel.
b. Imporknce ot Tarrgtl
(1) The popUlation of Nagoya 11 .lt1..t04 to bl
ranking third among Japanese citie.. It ia one of tbe 3 1arseat In-
dustrial are.s 1n Japan and 11 the oenter of the Japane•• aircratt 11:1,...
duatry. It 1. estimated that 25 per cent of all ita work.r. are .n...
@;a@;ed 1n aome phase of aircraft production.
(2) Important Japansae aircraft 'tar£tl'te (nWlber' 1'3,
194, 1ge. 2010, and 1129) lie within the city it••lf, wbil. oth.r.
(notably 240 and 1833) lie to the north of lacsmi,abara. It 1......
tha.t the above mentioned units produoe betwe.n 60 an4 50 per
cent of the total output of Jap&nue oOllbat aircraft and OGlibat air-
craft engines. The Na,oya area al.o produces lIIaohine tool., b.ar1Q1"
railway equipment. metal aUoya;, tanks, sotor Tebicle" -.nd. prOC....d
foods.
c. Detlil, of Pl'pninc _ Operatiop&ll
(1) BOGin, PItnat
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1ilLIIII
(..> Retlplp,UOQ gt leu 'edI
1. BQFb. ap4 rYI'"
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two SOO_poun4 E8neral-purpo••
delay taU.
81'" IDlp"DIl Iyvy tbtl"4 a1ror.r, •
bomb. tuzec! lutantaneCMUI DO" u4 _.
). lpo,p4htitl I 5OO-poUDll Olu.teN of
U-69 bomb, to extent of .....ll..bll1ty' AI.JI&1A2 bOlllbil to .xtent of &...11-
ability, AN-Ill7Al cluster or 1176 inoendiary bolll.'bI, it Dto ary. I ••
and BiaS6 elu.tet' fund to opeD 2000 rut .bon tlll's,tl ce clWlter
fus.d to open 2500 teet abon tlU'g.tl .lB-Kl1Al obiter. flll.d 1:0 ...
3000 te,t ..boft tlU'set; AI-II4.7A2 In.tant; 11-76 lDlItant DO". IIOD-lIel.,.
tail.
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Qrpu!¥l Sp,C1MI
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Hip ezplod.... ,
50 tNt.
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lac'ndlar1e'1
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elu,ten SO teet.
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AJIf-ll&7A2 • 100 t ••t.
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AN-1176 - 50 teet.
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Dl'9UI,100 .pd B."9pll
.... Two general-purpoM ballb...to laclll4-
84 in 'ach third .1rcrlft to diarupt organised fir, tlgbt1ns and ...l.t
lnceDdiary ..ttack: by bar..sing and bilLIt et'fect. Poulble ....-erano. or
electrical lin" and blOCking of .tr"t, conaldered
able. Inatantaneous nose and tail to
pve maximum blast to from both hits aDd ai .....
_ Tho w.6e bomb ...
chosen for the primary incendiary weapon with multiple
suapended as pathfinder lIlU.ftit1ons. However. final bomb load. wer.
limited by laok of supply. The 73rd 'fiog was limited to approximately
equo.l numbers of plane loads of AN_W67A2 incendiary bQlllb. and ll-76
incendiary bombs. Tho 313th cllrried primarily AH_ltnA2 incendiary
bombs. The 316th Wing carried olusters containing bomb.. Alti_
tude. for opening of clusterl was obo••n as stated tor the
reuonal
1.
efficient of cluster.
altitude
Could be expected.
of r.l •••••
j. WaJda. d.nai ty p.r plaM load could
be .xpected.
It vilual bombing wore po.sible.
bombing tabl.s oould uled.
!. Proper pen.tration COI.Ild be expected.
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... .I1£Jl.l.I
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... In't*rn.l_ter ""iDI .. 0_-' •
atated to ••t u.p .ld't1clIInt dena! ty II'. eaoh p111M ,.tt... to .....
fIre••
Bgmbinl PlepniD'1
1. %1;;' Opt
&.. D110Wlaloa. with OMlrwrl _lID pu1:101.
,.ted. 1n the lobe attack U1d .. study or reoonu.!"eoe photosnP_ of
t11kt attack Indlc..tecl that oClilplate ",turdlOD or thl tarp1:" tire
preVltntlon arlll antIaircraft actlntl...... bot beiDl &Ohi'ftd.
k. In 01"41,. to achi..,. thb .1:illn.t1011t
it WLI a.Ceuary to pt t.blt attaclclft1 torce 0..1' tbI tarpt 1D ..
aborter perl04 or ti_ than OD the pntYiOQ at1oaCke•
.1. Thltretore 'aob W1q.. ...t..... 'ts.
braoket du.r1ns wh10h they _1'8 to set tbelr toroel onr t. '-pil.
The pathfinder airoraft weu to lilt onr tbe tU'pt Iro. l.os1Cl1 to
190.001 IUd the .&in foroe. trGIII 1806001 to 180151" lrJ:t:k SIS .
(of II. total on hand or 375) Iche4u1e4. tbb wod4 appJ'Ozlaate 1 ..
every 13 S/4. "CODd.I.
L A1a1ns Polntll SlDOe thl __ ,olDt t4
for the 313tb 1I'U to the lotte .. 'llterent ottNt ala-
lng point wu a.ulgned on Douly a direct 11ne tIllI 1D1'tla1
point and mean point of impact so that they would not ha.. to
a turn on the axia of attack:. Mean points of impact tor ..U -1D&.
were .taggered so that slDOk:e from the of one woulA Aot
those of the others. At the saae tille, they were 010.. ea.oqh to...
gether to aUolf quiCk: of the fires. Selection of _aD. palAU
of impact to acoomplish this ...... made difficult by the hQrneli aRt are..
frOlll the first attack: on this target (Mial ion No. 41). (See Part n.
Annex AI for with aiming pointl annotated thereon.)
BOUOM tor phoiCO
B...
to
Iwo Jimo.
Tbis route Wll.I plo.Mod directly o... er 11K) Jlllla in order
to Rudio Range Station and the adjacont 1....
lo.ndl lUI ro.do.r fixel.
to
34/169 - 136/SU; Landfall ft. to be Bulr! Polnt--aD euy landfall u4
radar ldentifico.t1on point at the 'bottom or
to B.,y that perm! tted a direct route to tbB lrl1 tlo.1 poibt.
34/33N - 136/42£ 'I'his 1n1t1o.1 point on Ne.&oya Bay gan the "8t direot
route to the Ortlot o.lmlng point and tbe target. Tbt
river lDOuth at Akenogllhara would we a. SOod radar
to a.nd ThUll) check point.
fARGE.,. The 3Hth was to fIllke an 1IImedhte ri9't turD
off the to.rget. The 73rd wa' to fly 1 .1Dl1to
beyond tho target and tUb to .....old coafl1ot
with tho 3Hth. 'I'he 313th \'fing W&5 to lI&ke a loft
turn to 35/10N - 136/455. 3"./409 _ 136/288
1
34/141 ...
to 136/338 to avoid the foroes entering the targot aroll.
Iwo Jil:la 'I'hll route was plannod directly over 1110 J1a& in cr...
der to utllhe Radio llJ\d the adjacllnt ialaa4.
_3_
H'J1B.l1
to
aalO
.lll£lli
of WiMJlll aDd 11t& .. radar ttn., In aM1\in: ..
Jiu 110",14 be .. haven tor battl........ dror.r"
o.nd alTon, a w1 th low tllel rea.J"ft ••
(3) Pll'ht §pciP',ripr PI'pptn"
h') The aftl'ar boab load tot' n. '7SI'C aDd: Slftb
Winga wo.. baled on ...tu.cty or pr.Y1ouI atalloDi. 'fbi MZ1_ 10" of
incendiaries tb&t oould be loadell In both boa bay are..... ,lama'"
The o.YeJ'IIl;' bco.b 100.4 tor the StUb Willi (bued. on pnrlou. ld.. loU)
wu plann'd to b. 10,000 poWlda. Ia addlt1C11l t1&11 lfllll: .... to 0&1'17
1 boIab taIlk.
ea) The 1n1t1u point... poin't of lui .. 1M ..,.
.,,)Uth ud. 111ptly east of thlt tc.rpt. 1ICN14 fil" .. ola... r ..... ...-...
(b) Fro. tbe hdt!&! point oour.. of 15 .0"""
would lo:ul directly Into the 1:AJ'pt. wUh 11 je'V ezteaMnc
Into lIo,pyo. Harbor aa llJl orr.at .. pol at.
(0) out jUt below the orr-at &1a1DC polbot.
the 313th Wing we. to proee3d n.t 7 dlp-ee. 'I'nlo to en .. laillS point III
the l,ft portion of tho incendiary -.rOIL" The 3Hth "tllli OD. .. ooar••
of 19 degre•• True we.. to procoed to an ai.lng point 1D. the rlsJd: pmo-
tlon or the incendiary aree.. The 73rd Winr; was to ooattDQO OIl tbIi 15
degree True course to an a.imtnr; point in the cator of U.O tn_
oondla.ry area.
(d) All check points and tho intla.l point woutll re_
801ve well on tho scope. Tho offset o.illl1nr; point would alao reaol"
o1&c.rly on the short 8WOeps if the set were tUQBdo lftl11. It i. IIOro
difficult, however, than the Tokyo or lobe otfut eJm.inr; point becaue
of thG ahort rnnr;e noceuo.ry to pick it u.p clearly and the oare noo••-
so.ry to koep the APQ_13 tuned co.retully. In order to out interterenoe
from other 8-29
1
a to tL Ddn1l11U1l1. ll1l crows were in.tructed to hnve their
.A.P<-13 oft for '5 lll1nutes after leaving
(e) Tho ro.do.r operators woro proT1dK with actual
acope photogro.pha on tho axis ot a.ttack and were given apeOia! radar
nnvlgo.tion a.nd ll.pproo.ch charts. Enlarged scopo pbotogro.ph' were pro_
vided for thO briefinga. (See Annex A, Part IV)
(s) Radar Countor )4M,Un" Routino soarcb wns planned.
for enomf ro.dar signals on frequencies In the 28 to 143 lIIC. 50 to 250
mo, ond 75 to 300 mc bMds by 4. Rada.r Ob'ser_r ••
(6) QupM" PlanniPCl The PlOlll Order .t1puIo:ted. that
the 313tb and 3Hth 'King••ere to load tail turret. oDly. The 73rd
mnl,; WOo. to laa4 lower oJ't ud lower tonward turret. with aoo rOUDda
of OJrIDuni tlo,," per turret, Bombardiers were not to \l.e turreta.
oontrol bolng by ll1dlJ gunners who wero Q\lthorh.d to tire on p-oud
tor the purpoae ot knooking out ae.rohllghts o.Dd 411ruptiUC
lU1tla.irernf't battoriu. Tail turret r;unneTl were direoted to tiro
only when tired upon.
11£.111
(7) Air_Spa BeICY' PI'pptp'.
Ca) JIIDlI HI\')' woA turD1.W wi tb. 0'&111 ot
thl) m1l1aion and roquostod to fumlah t,oUtti•• tor air-.... ,.10.......
POilU. Tbo following fllCllUtlu were _ad. anUable'
1. PouT lIut.u'lno••, ••taU..a at * tol1w-
podttoft.I' 34/001 .. 131/3OE, 303/001 .. 138/0011 ,.,.. .. 131/11.,
31/00. _ 136/45S.
1. QQ. dolftrOJ'.r .... at le/OOJJ .. u4l_ t.
the 'ntire ahalon.
1- Cr..b boau _re to 1M 1110 tM nOlld'tJ' or
So.1Po.n. Tlntu. It.Dl! Ou.u. dur tat• .-otf aDd lu41Dp lIIItll laob. 'tI_
M rel1,nd by tbo control to.r.
J. 'ho lIa..,- o.boIi .........ts-l to ... ten__
1111 p...l tlOlUlI WOOl .. lU/d froa 1811001 to .ad of ._Mal ...
19/001 .. 1",001 troa 1822001 to .114 of IIbd-.
(b) 1:lI.1 Th1a Oc.and ullp. S .., .....
(8_,2;1.) to tly ovor the .u._art. polltlou 1pa .
(500 Cbort. Port VI. AnDez A)
d. Qotp,ll. or flIPpiP' .. IpttllWga'l
(1) §OC!l'f Air OppPUt10PI latonll:t1on obtdDOd u4 .x-
per-18M. troa po..t mlsalon.e plnced. 110 sinsle"OIl«lna a.lrcratt wi:tbl.
a. 100 mU. rodlull of There were 1L1l1o to twiD-eh&ln. alroratt
bel1.vod to be. in this area.. It l'US bel10Tecl tha.t tblt -.jorlty of 1bt
150 drcro.!'t ware within SO m.ile Put bulloated
thnt th& &nDlIY nit;b.t fighters preforred to.ll attao1r:'1 theretON , the
of utili tint; tnii turrets only was continued (eXCept 7Srd Wine>.
(2) Enemy Antia1rcrAA't Oeposit1oPJ
en) Jnti-AiicrCLCt Dat'D'!! t
.1. Benn Al.A GUM' RllSOYo. 18 4etondod by
;:!CIO heo.vy AlA t;una. lIlost or t'l'hich 'WOJ'O within rang' or .oae of
the oourse on c. 1911'-c.ltitudo mission or th' typo plCl.N1Oct. A few or
thollo guM ho..V'9 gun-hying radar. Hoo.vy;J;. t;W\s wero ,xpeoted 1;0
provo to be tho mo.jol' dorons. weo.pon against tl'lis type of attack.
Hoc.vy ;.;;. firo was 0.180 expected froID. ships in Ho.&oytL Bay.
1. hutpmnt1C llreQPop'l There approximately
170 o.utol!latic weapons in the detenns. It the ail'orr&ft weI"
to a.tto.ok o.t altitudes above 5000 feet, automatio weopon. woulli oft17
be slightly effective. ThOTe Is no known method for I'aliat' control or
autOm4tio and tho7 are very difficult to fire acoul'lltely at
night without searChlight illumination.
l. SOQ,Tchlhbt" I Ther' are 640 nucblight.
in too vicinity or "agoya. approximately 21 of whioh are radar controll-
ed. Tbis is a rdrly strong dofen_e Md .holl1d _how DOd.rate ,rt.o.
tivonoss it C.\W conditions were to exist. Cloud und.rcut and .IIOkIi,
however, would sorve to decro::lso aoarchli&ht otfiOiency geatly. The...
i_ no evid'DCe to da.to ot Japanese 'spread boaID' aellrchlipt '1..4
primarily tor low·altitudo illumination.
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Bury' Blll"N' Ie. ba" ....D ...,.rtet
11'1. the NIIFY& ..rea..
(b) 10.9$19&1 Copa14,rt$lppil
1. Alt1tysJ'l On tho bdU ot nport8 0.
t1nt low-le"l m£ht attaek on Tokyo. It wall 4.014_ that thl &1"....
of attack would rtIlU.1n unohanrd (5000 • 1800 t.et). 'lUtMr, 11141-
vidual a1rcrd't were to be in altitll4e beta. thI .bon
11m!t8 11'1. an effort to r.duc, antiaircraft rtlt.
.!. RpuB. I Rout.. on th:l, tY.l" ot _1••1oa. ....
t0ftrned prll1&1'lly by arou In whioh &ood rallar,cope bomtl. I'IIIlII ..
be mad,. Tbb relll,llros that atrcratt IPproacb I ..oya r..- tM _til
over h. WaD. It .. dooided tbo.t the 'eprea.d' ot illlllndv..! at.rontt
troil tho plannscl &:1;11 of a:t.taot: be iacreQ.8.d .. _cb GIl po..lbb wltlda
the opero.tl00al Ull1t, to afford ftI'Ylac .... or Ilpproaoll to 1:11II tar.....
3. mcynOl OF mE 1.:Issm'l
Il. tm..ou. ActuQl tako-ott WILl .. to11o-.
AlrcroJ't First Urel'oJ't lout .&1roraf't
!1nl
Air1aptpp Tpk• .gt
tm.oct
73rd
140 181021% 1811915Z
313tb 121 le093SZ lellUZ
314th
-.JJl..
1610112
1A1Uez
TOT.u. 310 180935Z 1811561
b. Route Out I -The coune flown 1JQ.S g.nornlly eli 'bJ'1eJ'.4.,
Navigation WD,S satisfactory with a l:lllXimwn error of 30 aU... Le.u4.
fo.ll Wo.l easily identified.
e. Oyor Targetl Two hundred llhd ninety aircratt dropped ..
total of 1858 tona of incendiary bombs, Cloudl encountered were J,!10
atro.tocumulus, base 2500 feet, top 5000 feet, visibility 15 Ililol,
Yetro winds were 330 degrees at 35 knots. Do.mnge Q.lueaallont re"0.104
148,610,000 square foot destroyed in the target area.
d.
o.a briefed.
eo
Route Beck I Aircraft indiVidual roturns to baa••
on tho return flight Co.usod no diffloultlea.
Lg.nd1ngl
(1) Aircrnft landed at baaes under good .oather condi·
tions as follows I
73rd
313th
314th
tirot Landing
182343Z
182246Z
l?QQ?9Z
182246Z
,!,lIt Lq,nd1nc
190218Z·
l$10153Z·
IPQ2jlZ
IP02QZ
·S:xcludee 6 o.1rcrvJ't h.ndlng nt lwo Jlao. QJld r.eturnins late.
(2) Lo8UII One o.ircroJ't ditched on the retlU'n route
CIA 0. result of damag. frOID llntl:l.lrcrGft. All 10 crew lllOabera were
rollcued.
JilllliI
.i.HllliI
J. BurKe Ball09M. 10" ba" ' ..a ..-porte.
1n the Nqoya area.
(b) TgptiCll COpllder.t1op'l
1. Altitude I On tho bali. or r.,ort. on t»
firat low_level rUsht ..ttack on Tokyo, It .... that the altl'tQ4e
or ..ttack: would reaain unchanrd (5000 _ 7800 re.t). 'u"-..r, la41-
Tidual airen.ft were to be in ..lt1tllP betweo tM> aboW
limits In aD etfort to reduce antiaircraft
1. Bpute' I Route. on thil tY.lM or .1..1oa .re
r;overl1Od pr1aarlly by ar,u In whiob r;ood radar.cope boablDA 1'\Ul.' Gall
be Ill.ad,o. Tbi_ requires that :Urera.rt approach Ra.soya flea the eouth
ovor la. WaD. It ... decided t.ha.t tbe 'aproa.cl' ot IDl1h14ual ..1rOrat't
troil tbe pl&nne4 axia of a.tta.ck be iDcr.u.d Q.8 aach d po.,ib}. witbla.
tbe opora.t101l&l 11l11t, to attord Y'DJ'YiDB U-' ot a.pprOlLob to tbit tare-'.
3. mctlTIOI OF DIE .IS5101h
Ain:roJ't Pirat Al"rGroJ't
Lan .llroraf't
.!W
,Ur'trptpp
IMa-Ot'
It1kt:O(C
7>rd He 181021Z
lell5eZ
313tb 121 180935Z
181l19Z
31'th
-"'-
IOIO]}Z 1811221
TOT.'"
310 180935Z
181156Z
b. Boyte Outl ,The course flown genorally briefed.
Navigation 'W(LS satisfactory with a LW.XilllWll error of 30 mUn. Lnn4-
fnll WeLS oa.sily identified.
c. Oyor T\l,reetl Two hl.Indred nnd nine1:y aircurt dropped a
totnl or 18se tons of incendiary bombs. Clouds encountered were 2/10
strntocumulus. ba.se 2500 foet, top 5000 feet. visibility 15 miles.
Motro winds wore 330 degrees nt 35 knots. nsseul'IIont reYOaled
148.610.000 square foet destroyed in the target area.
do
118 briefed,
eo
RRut. Bilekl Aircroft mede individual returns to bas••
on tho return flight oa.used no diffioulties.
Lg,ndingl
(1) Aircraft landed at bases under good wenther oondi-
tions 0.8 follows I
73rd
313th
3Hth
'irot Landing
18234.3Z
182246Z
Ipoo29Z
182246Z
.!sIt Lg,ndilll
190218Z·
190153Z·
lRQ24.lZ
19024lZ
-Exc}udes 6 airoraft landing at Jlaa and r.eturnlns Inte.
(2) 1.088941 One niroroJ't ditched on the return route
Q..I n resu}t of de.lllnge from antiairoraft. All}O orew lIl8l1bors were
resoued.
IAiU:
(1) IU1nt1oQ' (s•• ADMx 1, Part X. tor tl"t.OIr: obart)
(2) BpUlp,. (See Annex At Part II, tor Alaine Polzt.tI)
Ca) .u .. reaul tor ...., the -Sortty of tb8 ....
lllf; ftl IloOCOlII'U ahed oxolu'lnly by rw!.,.. ;. _bel' or • .roJa11pw
were encounterod•• ot whicb blinded. OD tbt ........
(11) Kho 11lrere.!'\ or 313tb filii oxperhDOell
lI;U.fu.ncUona of tho 8... 10 lha,e1cl.a and interferenoe trOll ll,1.qeD81oD
cabl••, Cll\l81nt bolllbi to halll up,
(0) Iaterroreoco trtW. tbl ••ta .t oU-r I"
olrorlltt _do .oOP. lD.terpntatloD 41ffl081t In ••e 0..... on."-
ported aottlD& of tl,... alao oUNt ... airor.tto to .......

(3) r111'11; Epc1QRtrlD1' (Seo An_x .i., Jlart In, tor
c., Ip1thl Crai_, tt. IIdU&! oral.... tlMnl
a.a IDdh1dual aircraft. o.ltitud•• aDd apoe48 ... pl....ct.. ,. -..)In",
ot tho o.iroraft of tho 3Htb Wlnr; and .2 Oro"'l of 10M 73ft 'ftDC
to bolllbill£ altitu40 l_elUately after takoooOtt. fbI. prooecturo p"""
to be .lightly botter for tho 3H.th Wiftl a.l'd dlShtly wono tor
the two Group. of tho ?ard 'fint when oompa.red. to previollJ ll1ulons IUd
otbGr eircraft flying a cruil. OD thil allsloh.
relults of thil typo of intermediate-altitude cruise Ie•• to IndiCate
little if noy io fnol conlumption. However, cr..
comfort, bottor naT1gntion. a.nd inorellsed IQttey aue thh tJPO of
cruise dOliuble. rub are bain,; conducted to detenl1ne tho but
procedure to be used for mull1lWl. fuel econ0'-Y. Jlo o.ttoapt ftl a:l.d.
to o.8somble elements of Groupe.
(b) Climb to 80mbipg Altitw:101 The t1» roq\lirod
to o11mb to bombing o.ltitude vo.riod greo.tly dnce 1Il:LnY 'typu or cUe
procedures were ulod.
(0) Cruiro to TarCell Very low woro requir-
ed obto.in mnxlmuc nir speod in tho cruiee prior to
thl3 bombiof,' run. The approximate powor WOol only aooo
rpm 30.6 inches prosluro. Tho power .otting re-
quired to obtnin 250 co.l1brated air speed on ttB run wu
approxillUltoly 2350 rpm and. 4.1 lnchos manifold preSlure.
(d) Return to BaaslI ltl Ileo.rly a.ll ca..... the ro_
turna to b ..se .or. lIl:lde at 7000 to 10,000 feot until nbollt OM hour
from the bUG. whoro let downs o.t o.?proxi.ntoly 100 felt por .inuts
wore mnde. Filel consumption dnto. indiCates tho.t this procedure gn..
best ruol oconomy.
(u) CoPm'QtI QB Re1ult. of W1••iol,
.l. no bomb lends curied ..TO tho a::u::1aua
th.:\t could be lendod of tho typu of bolllbs oC'xriod wi tb tho bollb_
roleo.lIe systems with .hicb a.1rero.ft were eqUipped•
.J. The nvero.!e fuol comsWllptiona to tho tnrpt
ware CUI n.nticipo.tod.
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1. POl' fuel conlloUlptlon aalI ...t .... t ..ta. •••
Oonaol1dated
(r) "bib!t" (See ADD_x Part Jll)
1. '01' 'Nl'tlOal plot, tud GO......t101k &IIlll
1:1_1:1 load, ••• ChArt 1;"1. Cro.. hlltCbe4 .,..u repn,.nt "flUi",-
a.4dit1ona.l hel conl...d. to tcr!t't tor 314tb 'I'lq dUI to ",oater
dhtlUloCo of thh Win! fro. tbe Urpt.
J. POl' nOON or put lliadO&l,
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.. Re.du ... u..' tor tupt ar_ 1I&ft-
sa.tlon nDd OD the ll.pproe.ch. Vt.aUAl oorrecttou wro ..............1'
the bollblU'dier oould 1d..ntUy tM tarpt "'Oll.
ll. So.. ... aaD by 0"", 'tba.t
combnt-orew to.tlr;uo WD.I tbe Cc.uee tor ljenerally poorer eDcatl_ or
rc4Q.T na.v1t;atlon cOqlnred wt:tb .hdoM.
(1:1) RadgT EauiPMPt. PerfwwoD9,1
l.. ABI.APQ..13 I KInter-tour pOl' cent or a.U
were opentlV'8 over tho tnrset. Due to cl6a4
oover and poor illwdnation, o.pproximatoly 50 per cent or 313tb
a.nd 3Hth '''In&a Ifludo ra.dar rale::Lsell Ilsing tho ottset teChnique.
Average on vlU'ious ro.dQJ' check points wo.s approxilll;l.toly 6S
nautioal milos.
.&. WarNdl Average mo.xi_ ran,r in day..
light lIJ(l.l1 500 noutico.l miles and CLt night ira- 1000 to l.aoo naU.tioo.l
miles.
SCR_718 qnd §9J'=<il?51 Only a. rew adnor
malfunotions wore roported. Operation WCLS excellent.
(S) Gunnoryl Enoll1Y fighters woro encountered bat no
attacks closcly prosscd. Test firin& showed CPO oquipmont and
50 001. machine j!;unl 96 per cent operative. It ill btjlUevo4 that
QmtIlUnition necessary for night oporations oa.n be limited to 100
rounds per gun for tho 3 art turrets.
(6) Resewj!I (seo Annu A. Part V. lor
As lndico.tod, ono o.ircrntt ditchod o.t 26/151f _ 140/36£ o.t 182035Z"
ton survivora wore rescued by 0. deatroyer Dot 201068Z.
g. WqntMrs (seo 1.n11OlI: B, Po.r-t It for detlUlI) 0004 ..atber
1f(L.I loreco.lt lLPd .... ather COndi tiona on the operations we,.. Ilpprorl.aa.wq
as predicted. The tor winds o.t target was slightly low-r
than those encountered. "ea.ther oondi tionl o.t b.sos wero good tor
both tako-otr and lnndlng.
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(1) 'Mv c,ypter Me.,!&1''' I (aee ....x a, Pan I. t.
detdl.) Pour ROY Ut'.roh a.1roro.ft flew the .1.l1oD. it. total of ..
J'Q,dQJ" e1&na.h (22 bell\1; ..panto I1pb) ft. IDtero.,ta4.
(2) Gn=riQA1;lgQl {Redip>' (Se• .lmt.u: a, Pan U. tor
detllll., /J.l 8'trike troquoDCle. wore J__d or IDteI't'J'rec1 witJI a'
difforeDt period'. RadIo 41.Clplloe ... poor &D4 oor,..ctlY. aotiOD
bu boon taken in 0.11 lQ8ta.nce.. 'l"weaty-tb!'M .'trike' npoI'''' _n
tl'an.JJ.1ttect to tho OrO\lnd StatloDi.
1. IptlllUgM' t"nl
(1) Fpeey ME Dppoa11;1onl (Se....z D. Part I. tor
deta.1la) IDe., dE appol1ttOD .... weak, with IDa • ....,. alI'ontt; ....
In& .1pt.ed &ad '1 1lQk11l1 '" ,tt.ok.. !bere wte DO 10"... to
aircraft o.ad only ODD 8-..... 10 _ at:tMb
.... tro. the tail OD. WI a ..loa oOllpQl"84 .tIl IS ,.,. ....
on tbe preYiou. upt m.doDII.
(a) Imp Ap1;l ..AJrqrtCS;' (1M 0. hn I, hi'
dot4lla) OM a.lrcroJ't of the '13th "" lIIIUall'Ol"aft
DIld ditched on retum. rOlite. '!be 10•• rI W. D1rorGft; .. fir.,
to w*DOWD eQ.ld•• hued OD the _crU.t W Uoa t.
tho Ste.tiBtlco.l Report.' Rocket. _re reported G'nJ' 1 11 tilt
In1tlo.l point.
(3) BogbiM Bt'u1'ti PoMa 4"8,,-p1;1 (See ....z It.
Port III. tor detalle and
(o.J Interpreto:tlon or pbotop-a.pbl ob.....lbN OD 8&
lio.reh o.nonod vi8ible do.ango from this 3tto.ck to 82.000,000 .quare
foet, whieh Includod be.rrneks o.nd bulldll18' in Cut)e and
to the following IIIO.jor industries I
Torget No. 191
ll? forgot 110. 250A
AJ.P Torget Bo. 2010
Toyo Cotton Uill
Ynmnda. Engineoring WOrks
(b) Thus. tho cUllU1ntivo effect or tho o.ttaokl on.
lIa.goyo. to.rgota showil do,tructlon a.nd dnmo.,;e to 139,800.000 'qunt'O te.t
(6.0 aqua.ro lDl)o, or 3,.000 neros). Thi' da.mo"o tUl'IOunt. to 11.6 per
oent of Ho.goya. Flfty.,evan ond ono.bnlf per cent ot Inoondio.ry
Zono No. 1 hns been de,troyod.
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Part II - Chart..poreout \feather Ttl. Obaernd - ••ther
Part III ..
Part IV .. Synoptic llap
Million JIg. At
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PLANRING P'CRECAST
W2qther Epcountu!d
4/10 oumulus, baso 1600 ft, top
5000 tt, 2/10 middle olouds, base
13,000 ft, top 13.500 ft, 6/10
oirrus. baso 28.000 ft. Vis1bi_
11ty 15 miles,
lobe-Ollnku 3/10 low oloud. base 2500 ft. top 4000 ft.
3/10 low cloud. base 3000 rt, top 4SOO ft,
arter to 5/10.
6/10 low clouds, base 3500 ft, topa 6000 ft.
in city orea. becoming 3/10 low cloud. bue 31500 tt.
tops 4000 ft. atter 02001.
Sohedule attaok. on Nagoya lU'ea with target; time ae
04001 19 Muoh.
Targets I
Decision I
OperatigDAl Forao?llt
Base at
Tgks-Offl 5/10 oumulus, base 1800
ft. top 6000 ftl 6/10 middle clouds,
base 13,000 ft, top 14,000 ftj 4/10
oirrus, base 26,000 ft. Visibility
15 miles,
-18-
0u1Ull1 6/10 101f clouds. ba.ao 1600 ft, top "000 tt, wiUt. l1pt
showers to m.1dni!;bt 16th. then to 4/10 low
&&aln in afternoon to 15/10 low o)oud_
ehowerll.
Saip&IU 6/j j :OW :I)ouda. bue 1400 ft, top '7.0000 ft••Ub
showers untll 1Il1dmorn!n&. then cloud topa 9-
c:ea31ng to SOOO ft. and abo_r. 0...1nlo
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.B2Jl3it.: To 19O]Ill 4-6/10 )Oll' clowl., b.se 1800 ttl top S..eooo
ft.
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5-9000 ft. with l1&bt to aod.erat. lb0w8n aM 5/10
II1ddle cloud 1n band. trOD la-COO It. to 1&.000 tt.,
(Weak front)
2zOR to 320Jf1 1_ 010\1u. bue 2500 ft, top
4000 ft,
3zON to the eOa.llt I 4/10 low cloud•• ban 2500 tt,
top 4000 rtf 6/10 Jrlddb oloud•• baa. It,ooO
)6,000 ft. r
!EATHER stDAWlX
Winion No. 40'
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Route
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Nl _/10 cUlllulus, 150W to 190W'1 4/10 oumulus, baae
base 2000 ft. top 6000 ft; 2/10 middlo 1800 ft. top 5000 ft I 2/10 mid.-
cloud. base 12,000 ft. top 13.000 ft. dIe clouds. base 14.000 ft. top
Vidbllity 15 miles, H.500 ft. VlIibil1ty 15 miles.
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N to 2ZONI 7/10 cumulus. base 190N to 2zONl 9/10 oumu1us. base
1200 ft. top 8_9000 ftl 8/10 tLltOCUIII.U- 1200 ft, top 8.9000 ft, 6/10 alto-
Ius, base 11,000 ft. top 15.000 ft. oumulus 1n layers betweon 11.000
Visibility 12 milos 10werih& to 1-2 and 15,000 ft. Visibility 15
mil08 in oodorato ahowers. miles lowering to 2-3 mil_, in
.odorato to 11ght sbOtnlr.a.
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Op!ratloltl foreel,t
to aso.. 6/10 OWlllllll, bal.
1800 tt, top 6000 tt, fllO &1toOuall-
lu•• ba'. 13,000 tt, top 1.,000 ft,
Visibility 15 mil•••
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BI 40-5/10 oUIDUlu ..nd
atrtLtocuaululII, bU. 2000 ttl top
6000 ttl 2/10 .1441. olouds. b,••
11,000 tt. top 13.000 ft. Vi8ibility
15 11.11."
33
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B to Turt I 4/10 ouauhl., bUll
2500 ttl top l5000 ft. Vl11b1l1ty 15
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Light rime icIng between 30
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the target between 5000 tt, and 7000
ft,
tarat,
4/10 atratocWllulul, '0... 2500 tt,
top 6000 tt. yl11bl1lty 15 ••,
WInd. at 7000 tt, to be 315
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Route
R.tumlQ(1
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Returnj
4/10 cumulus, bas. 1500 ft.
top 5000 ft; 4/10 middle cloud••
baao 13,000 ft, top 1',000 ft. VIal.
bility 15 mile••
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UOI to SA. ,-t/lo.-hl ..
et:r..toollall11l11, ,... IDOO tt. ....
6000 It I .ud1e 010.... hie
11,000 tt, top 13,000 tt, Yll1ltll-
ity 15 .U'I.
3$. to hzptl 1/10 ..,
'0... 2SOO tt, top 5000 tt. 'ft.l-
bl11ty 15
L1pt 1'1_ leI III be..... JOOI'
and the target betw.. sooo n
and 1000 It.
JV'IO IVatoo '118...... BO ttl,
top &000 fi, .hlltUl...,. 11 "IN.
Windl at '7000 ft. Wft'
... 'ISO at 40 IcDoti.
5/10 cUtllulua. '0.... 1800 tt, top
6000 ftJ 6/10 IIl.1tocllllUlu.t, bue
13,000 ft, top 14.000 ft. Vial.
bility 15 milos •
ll'indl Aloft .. Forecast
lSoR to :noN
2105 to 330Jf
Turt Area
10,000 ft. 50/1S 10 300/30 3 300/50 ..
8000 ft. SO/Ie 12 :518/24 5 310/40 ...
6000 ft. 60/16 15 330/24

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4000 ft. 70/18
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3"'0/20 13 :520/25 -1
2000 ft. 75/17 23
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Surface 75/13 ..
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10,000 ft. 50/12 310/35
6000 ft.
330/40
6000 ft. 70/15 320/30 315/35
4000 ft.
2000 ft.
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Pl.': I : "qt' ccmap .W'"
11.. Fou RCII Soaroh &irer.t't partiOipaWd Sa &l1li OOIIfleW
this _1Ialon. Searoh .... pertorwe4 in U- lit to 161 .o, 10 tiel 150
mo, o.n4 7S to !OO ., b&D4.. a..'l1t. thow t .. 111ll1oatlou of ....
or ..arcblisht...oolltrol rada.r in D" Oil tllla ahdoll"
b. J. total or radar dpall ... t.atero.,W. 'bat; atWI"
ano.lya18 tor repetition &nd U1blp.lty, tbJ,e Ilaber .... "'Hlft4 ta-
to 22 41tfeUIlot 8lpall. Tbe aDalr-1I lftCllllClM. ooalno14I_1 01 tM
eipal ... ith IUIIIY action, their po..tble tranalliutoa troa p.nloa-
IILl' 'Deay equipaent. aDd previoul lnteJ'Oltpt..
o. 110 ottenll.. counter.alul' "1'0 ..,101*1.
a. RESULtS OF SweUI
a. SisntJ.e intercopted ot perUolllDr inte....t _" .. tollow.
(1) 150/---1--.1 Slpah OIl. tbll froqllOaa,r.n 111.....
aepted approl.chin& Dnto ZGkl by 3 obnrnrl. TI» point ot llltera.,•
were In the lame &enerll.l loedlty ot 33/SS1 • 131/1SB. Pub_ ....u.
were lll&ll.sured at 1.5 microseconds. 11.6 aloro.ooon4_. uad 17.1 alon_
seconds, could indiCate 3 .et, in the general 1ocallt¥ of Daio
Ztakl. The l'm"a ro.nge lm1I between 500 c.p.a. Iud 750 c.P.'.
'O!) 2215/450/25. Thh a1pa1 WI illtercepte4 ill tblt
Ddc Zo.ki aretl.. Two aim1la.r d!;nah hne been Intercepte4 prenauq.
one In this Ullle lOCdity o.nd one In the lobe area. It b beUo"",
tn have orl!;ino.ted from o.n etl.r1y .. .at tboup it. idelltlty t-
not confirmed.
(3) 240/eoo/2.51 Previous interoept. indicate th1.
signal as a pOlllble enemy lh1pborne let. This .lgn31 intercept_
ed o.t 31/00lf • 138/30E.
b. Slgnll.h intercepted In t3Tget Q.f'ea were o.a follOft I
Cbprncteri,tip, Interoopt Location Btmark.
79/1000/50
34100N _ 137!OOE },lark 'CHI'
80/500/4.0 34/009 • 137/008 Wark 'CHI'
92/721J/2IJ 34/35N • 136!35E Yorke
gS/loo0/35 34/005 .. 137/0<8 Mark 11
105/1000/35.30 34/00N .. 137/00& Yuki 11
105/ •••/8.5 34/40R • 137/20£
106/500/75 34/00N • 137/00E Mark 11
150/1000/20 34/00H .. 137/00E TraCkiD&
189/355/36 35/15N .. 137/000 lf4Tk 1 Model

c. 5i&"&1. intercepted enroute to target were .. fol10.11
80/geO/4.4 31/301'1 .. ISS/SOt
82/490/30 33/00)1' .. 138/00E
130/1000/25 31/005 • 13S/JOE
140/1500-2000/3.15 32/00lf .. 138/008
Thi. ligno.1. on leyer..1 difterent mil.ionl by &
different obleryer', 3 possible .lsna1a w1th PRF'. yarying
from 1600 to 2000 c.P•••• with 3 to IS micro.eoon41 pulle ..idthe•
....

Clp,uaq1;trf..t1u
14&/gpO/12.6
146/680/0.5
156/700/•• -
15'/990/.-_
1'10/.00/IS
19011000/5
.ll.llllllI
Iltt
le
,,% Lto'S!"
33/001 ... 138/001
30/001 • 1S0/""
31/00J' ... 138/301
•• IMi/OSI
33/001 _ IS7/301
31/001 • 130/301
......
... n
... 1_1.
3. ""ISIS All) C03CWSIO!'JS1
a. 110 QIP'illl; of' .ray .1sn-1 ... 'lIIIplo,.t 4'1' to lao1f 01
.1.l.1t.,bl. equip_nt. The locatiord £h.n lIZ. drcratt. po.iUOIl "t
point or intercept.
b. Sine. nail: ... ".1' to meteraw .at ....ra11,. lD-
-.oGUl'ate aDd .1ao. DO lipal' with pa.-llLJiaa .bar..tvlnlO. -.n
1bterc.pte4. It i • ..tdlnt that r_ar.cOfttJ'ouea ..OS,..IIt .. DOt;
in ,xuuln IdO durin& WI abdon. In ... 1.. *" _"
lb41catiOlUl of &004 control ot aearchllsb\' but 0Dl,. !pal __
proper ohaJ'.et.rhtio, aoco.pan1,d th1. ,cUnt,. fbi *1' ..
0/10.
c. Uu:1aua return OD tM 106/---18.5 .lpal .. ,..0.1....
while :5 •• were coned OD 'the .1rcra.tt.. Sis-! .u.JtI1:Il
d1.mln1.hed rapidly whOrl the light. l.tt tbe alrt:ntt. Ie tlat ..
colncld'nt.
d. The 1.0/1500.2000/3-15 may po.'ibly hay! be'D 3 .1saal'
on the lIame frequency- with the high PRF due to the Ilddlt1n erhoil
of the oCllllbined pulsos roo.d on the APA6 IIlOter •
•••••
WIT II _ RADIO
1. Strikq Rpportl' Twenty-threo striko report. (Bomb. Away)
were tro.namitted by aorinl radio operotora. All wore reoeived by
the Ground Stntions.
2. Pox TtQumiA!lionli TilDe tiok. and _nth.r eDlllo4e4 in 1Jt1CPlO
were overy hour and half-bour by the Ground Stntionl.
The Sc.iplln a.nd Tinian stations held GUalI weather in ruar" In 0....
of diversion.
3. Frpguangio., Ground Station. and aircrott orew. ot 0.11
WinSS reported interferenoe ond jamming of 0.11 frequenciel. The
73rd Wing nircratt radl0 operators enid that intentional CW jo.ma1B1
during Bomba Awo.y reports mode reception extremely difficult. The
following Is 0. precento.ge breakdown of trnfCic per froquenGy' eo
per cont on 3 megaoyclesl 55 pOr Cont on 7 megacycle. and 25 per
cent on 11 m8Eo.O»Olu.
4. Nutcotioool Aidll RequOlit for HI' D/f botLJ'iftAa were hold
to a minimum by alrcratt radio operators wlth only It r.que.t. being
sent. Ono boftring WQ.S not due to conditions.
Mter ohQ.ntjing frequenoy, however, thh nircraf't l_edio.taly r-.coi..".
o bearing. Condor Ba.e at Saipan roceivod 6 reque.ts for VIP
ingl. All were obtained. Crews reported Ule of rc.ngel o.nd hoaer.
aa effective. The OWl .tatlon. XRHO, Snipnn. is provlng It. worth
Ba an excellent homer, and combat crews report the 08.. broQdca.t.
and aUlloal pro&raml aro an odded aorale booJter.
_25_
.iJ .l1 J! .Ii 1
6. Itt P"FlpllQ! ," S'pwity. lat 41101pU..... r...,.....
tor tho lllOat part 11.8 poor with mo.ny radio op.rl\tou
onl' tho atrlko rroquonct.. to other airorlltt. Correct!" -otto
ha.a bun taken on all inatllDC" ot tbh lort. It abo .. report"
that too meny aircraft wore .tt••ptiDS to &1d .1.t,..... plADe••
Tho net discipline wal shattered with .iroraft ••10D8 Oe4a1as
interferonoe Gnd n.o••aary to the dl.tre....
plano. Security Tiol.tlonl reported inoluded report1ac or po.ttloD
in the clear by 1 airoraft 3 tl.., ••
'.
.nco and
Enemy TrQ,OllllulgD.1 The incld.nt.
jalDins wore noted durinS thll miUl0DJ
ot lll.tertor-
a. 31405 108 I
(1) CW interfereDCe Doer Iw. JllR1l..
(2) Three ,toady ton•• at le65Z putlally .tteotl...
(3) CW o.nd aoUd. tone at lSl3SZ wu nry .tfeotl...,
(t) St'o.dy OW ot 19561••tt.otl....
b. 6055 ICSI
(1) LonS dasbea at 15501 blocked UCwd .tation"
(2) Jap voioe and ateod.y carrier we'" ....,.,. effectl"
o.t 1924Z.
(3) Clear Mel lo11d bAg pipo ja.mainr; Gt 1835Z. Or0QQ4
Station waa readable throur;h it.
(4) Unknown atation aending Q.Rt1'a (1 baTe DIOthlns tor
you) enroute to tho to.rget.
(5) Over the target. steady CW was Tery effecti.....
c. 11060 !CS I
(1) Tone 200 lIlilea from bue wo.lI very efrectin.
(2) R/T at 1944Z.
d. 3990 !CSI Sorloa of V' a believed to hllve been aent
by machine.
e. 7415 ICSI Serlea or VIa believed to hn.,.e been aent
by maohine.
f. 3410, 7310, 11160. (lnd 10620 XCS reported no unuIW!J.
tranlmissions.
7. pistreSSI One emergoncy measngo indicating poaaible ditch.
ing lI'ae rela.yed to the Ground Station by other The Sta.
tion not In contact witb the dietreeled alrcrcft. Later. oon.
tact W4e made and position. couree. and speed wero ree.ind. Tbe
oJ.rornf't wae givon a beuinr; nod 1nndod sately at Iwo Jill4. Sup....
Dumbol were alerted to soarch for aircraft of the 313th
whioh had 41tcbed.
8. Equipment Ualfunotionsl AN/ART.131 1 powor tube
burned outl 1 no side tone. AN!ARN.71 1 hunting of indioatorJ 1
inoperative. RC-361 e microphone Iwi'tchea inopero.tive; 2 inter.
IllittentJ 2 jacltboxu RL.421 40 RL-42'a lDOperllUTe, 6
compiles lenlG antennas broltenJ. 2 fixed antonn4ll brokenJ 1 loop (U1.
telUlo. dUlllged.
-"'-
l1UJl
D
MgutppE
Put I • Enemy "'lr Oppodtion
Part II • EnelllY J.nt:1&1reratt and J..lr.,to-.ar BoablEII
Part III • Bombln& Roault. an4 0aJaa&'8 ....IIIl....nt
A - ,;rea DaJlI&li8
B _ Induatrlol V ~
»"1pp No. tj
_21_
1.UJl.li l
Pj.BT I _ EmcI ;"pI. orrqsInOl
1. GeMr&11
a. Enemy air opposition ... weat. One hundred ninety-twa
enalllY drcrllCt were sighted, of whicb 37 Il:l.de &4 a:ttaokl.
b. There were no los.es to and only 1 B_29 waa by
enemy aircraft. There are no riA ela1u.
c. Only 10 of the 44 attack. were froa the tail. Oft tho
previous night missIons, t.l1 attaeks have 53 par oint.
d. The Jap. aNI making an eUort to light the area 0"'" the
target. They use parachute flares and they are impro..ing in their
uae of aearchlights. Enemy .ircraft are u1ins l&nding lighta wbon
prosaing attacks, and in one easo a searchlight waa mounted on a tllb-
tor, obviously for searching purpolol.
2. Typ, of Aireraft -.ttaCkip,1 It 11 sstilllated that 37 eDQ)O
aade thl 44 attackl. Only 1 attaeking titbtar ... identified
III to name __aD IrVing; the other attacks were mad. by u.nidontltie4
fightors __ 2:5 twin-engine. I by aingle-ongin•• and 16 by wbolly un14en-
t1fied airerllIt..
:5. Enemy Aircraft Sighhd But Not Attackingt One hundr.d fitty-
fl... aircraft whicb did not attack were sighted. Exeopt tor aft IrYlD&
and :5 possible Zelcas, all wele unidentified .. to name.. Howe...t. 21
were lingle-Ingine, 18 were tWin-ongine, and 112 were wholly unid.n-
tified.
4. Direction and Loyel of Attack I
a. Forty_tour attacks werl made on this mission a. eompared
to 104, 39, 47, and 40 attacks made on the 4 previous ni&ht mi ••ionl,
nlpeetively.
b. A feature of this mi ••ion waa the drop in pr....l.nee or
attacks on the tail quarter as compared to previous night missions.
On this mission, left quarter attacks were the number (13).
nose .uatdned 12, ta.11 10, and right 9.
_26_
o
.UlLB.U
Diraetlon and Level or ApproaCh
ot



o

Total NWIlber
of Attack'
• •
.•......•.Bi£llt. .
Ro..
12
F'RCll ....BOVE
PROW BELOW'
'0
,
o

5. Accuracy of Enomy Flgbt!rll No !-2P wa' do,tEoyed by enemy
drcra.f't, One B.. 29 (.3%) w" d.amaged by enemy .,ircraft and A/A.
Th1. to 1.6%. al, .T.l. and 0(, respectively. ot 8-29', d.m-
&&od and/or deatroyed by Inlay aircraft on the 4. prnloll.8 uisht -.ll •
• 10nl.
6. Type. At Prg1ectil.,
... ita.ehiha_gu.n t1", and ponlbly 10_ 1"1n .... ob"rYed.
Somo tracer fire was obaer-vld from machine ••
b. Ono fighter, believed to haye b••n In Irving. tired rock_
eta. The reported pOlitic", of ro1ol80 of tho projeotile was trom un_
dol' tho wins',
7. EneeY TDctic;:
to FOliE unidentified aircraft wen picked u:p by radar and:
lator obaerved Tt.ually by • 8.29 15 ml10. b.tore landf.ll. They did
not attack but mado .ovoral sweep' the B.29, it _1.
most to the co. st.
-29-
11.1<I1Jl1
.U.l1.Ul
b. l'iany el\emy aircraft enoountered were orll1l1ft1 around,
following our aircraft for aome distance oyer the bay OD &pproaob
and for 5 to 10 minute. an the withdr.wal.
0. Tho majority of the attacks were made o.... r the
area.
6. 'outhl' AttflllRWd Rtlll!' Dr t A po8ltible attelllpt at r..-inl
oCcu",d when an enemy fighter ",itb landll\& 11&ht. and. wlft& l1p.te
paned w1 thin 25 feet of the top or .. B_29 wi tbout tirlD&-
The B-29 ... , illuminated o.t the time by searchlights and the eDollS'
Il1rcratt
1
a Illndlrl!; lights.
V. S,lHChlirhtl, SearChlights were employed IlIOn eft'ecUnlJ'
on thil mission than on previous nigbt m1Is10n.. Ene., flp.terl ,.n-
llrally attacked .hen oW" bombers were in the be....
10. Aircraft Searching L1Cht"
a. An. enemy plane ... obaer-yed (approxtaately 5 all••••t
of BQmamatIU) equipped witb Q powertul I1p.t in the tront oenter,
apparently used for searching.
b. Landing lights were ussd for searohing by attacking
aircraft, One. with landing lights on. broke off the attaelc and turn_
ed off the lights when the B-29 gave a short burst,
ll. Flares I One enemy aircraft dropped 2 para-chute: Clarea 0"'1'
the target area At 6500 feet. bracketing a B-29 which received auto-
matic-weapons fira while in range of the flares.
12. Cgordinated AttaOkll:
a. One crew reported that over the tarl!iet
attacks were made by 2 at 6 and 9 o'clock.
aisted of sliding back past the tail.
3 slmultaneo\UI
Brenkawa,ya con_
b. Thirty miles west of Tori Shima, 4 enemy aircraft made
12 coordinated a,ttacks on a B.29 which WllS partially illw:dnated by
the fighters' laBding lights. Fighters attacked at 11 and 1 o'cloCk
and at 3 and 9 o'clock.
13. Pap';SI One enemy fighter was reported to have appea.red be-
tween 5 and 8 o'clOCk, pnssing in baok of the plane. and to have fired
2 burst:; out of rAnge. A second enemy aircrnft made a pUI fioe 3
o'clOCk high, but did not fire, a.pproa.ching to within 500 yords of
the reporting nircrnft. A third enemy aircrnft was reported al fir_
ing frolll 700 to 600 yll.l"118; plane wo.s 'not pointd lUi in an o.ttAolC but Willi
firing fourth nircraft pasa at 7 o'clock.
off its lights; and did not olosely or opon
14. Bliniipl Lichtsl FlaShing blue lights were obaer.ed in
cockpits of some enomy fighters. Dne aircraft was observed with a
blinking white light on the top of its fuselAge,
15. TAAti98 and Fiupopr VI. Enomy Aircraft,
course and flying at high speeds enabled some 8-29's to lose attack.
in,; fighters. altitude, attar Bombs Away. wa,a thoqbt help..
ful in enemy aircraft. Some 2-29'. effeoted S turD.
for evasive action.
-30.
.'
'=
16. Enemy Aircraft Licht,. Some enemy airoralt were ob.erYed
to have both wint and on; lome wlth li&bts 0DlJ.
One aireraft had win& lights phs a whi te light on top or tho ru••-
and one was observed with and. lan41Dl; l1pq burll1ns plu
a white light en top of the fuse1a!O. S".. wing 11ptl
.ere red and green. In instances. red dODe ll&ht. were oblorvo4.
17. Bplultl of Hit, on Enemy Aircrpftl Hene were ob.erved.
18. Cl.ip' by Type Enemy Aircra&t and GuP PesitioAI Rone•
•••••
PART II - FiRM AlTllIRClW'T AND 4IR-TO=UR B(liBIIG
1. EinFv;,/A [i re I
a. The Primary Target City) was attacked byl
(1) 128 Ale of the 73rd \'11ng bet_en t[GII
'500-6000 feet. uling axes of attack from 4 to 48 desre••
(2) 114 of the 313th Wing botween 1704.19172. trom
6200-9000 feet, on an axis of attack of 14 degrees.
(3) 48 AlC of the 314th Wing bet.een 17'7.1913Z. from
6680-6100 feet, using axes of attnck from 12 to 3e degree••
b. The over the was clear to 1/10 under-
cast and the winds were reported variously from 215 to 30 degree. at
21 'to 60 IlIPh.
'.
En rout" to the target. antil1ircrll!'t wall reported at eaoh
of the rollo.lng points;
(1 )
1i::uusblmll (A/W)
(0) !o1dl:aichi

(.) Nakiri (0) RD.gi
(,)
UjiyOJllada (10) Iokosuko.
(.)
r•• (11) At 3f,f14N
_ 136/2eE
(5) Shiroko (12) i..t 33/27R _ 136/51E
(6) SUt;Ukll
(1))
The 314th "'io& reported
fire from many in,talla-
(7)
luwanll tiona on Chi ta B",nto Pen-
insula on the ealt 'ide ot
I,. 'fan.
.,
The major1ty ot the tire listod above as rrOlll heavy plIU
and wa'
meager and inaccurate.
e. On the bomb run CLnd ovor the tl1l'get. flak wos both he:\T)'
and AlC illuminated by ,esrchli&btl were fired on io prefer_
ence to thole not 1l1UllL1nated. ioucb of the fire appeared to be 000_
tinously pointed. The aeeuracy of the fire enn be Judgecl by tbe r"et.
_31 ...

that 2 Ale or the 73rd 1fln!; 1101'0 hi t on tbe bosb I'U aDd • ot.,.. OftI'
thD tusot. Likewise 6 of the fht l' Ale of the 316tll '!Il1I& _n hit
by flak. .u the attack proSr....d. both the 10"D.lty aDd the "OCld'ao,
of flQk doer.aaed. saturation or d.r.na.'.
Ale reported .. 'Cree ride' over tho tarS.t.
f. One;.le of tb;, 313th WILl Ion to AlA.. It bad. #.
o.nd #3 engit'.. Imockd out by tlo.k: over the tarSllt. 1'llil Ale 41to.a
north cf 1-.0 Jiq and Ion 10 or tho crew _1'0 ft,ou04. 10 otl»r J/e ....
lost on this mission.
g. Total ddate by flak cOMlato" of 11 Ale of the 1Sft
1flng. 14. :./e of the 313th. ud 12 Ale of the 311th" or thl. DUaber
10 :';0 recehed _11\01' requtr1n& 1... tboD 12 houn to "palr.
h. M. iao1'OUO In earchllprt actirtty aa4 ....
reported. on tllh -.1..iOD. S....ra.l;,JC "'1'0 plokod qp S-d1awl,.
Orlo Gr'lup or tbo 73rd inn!;, reported tbe:t out of 38 Jlc onr u. t.r-
18 were curied by S/L tor c. lI1n1awa of 5 alnuta. aaob. rollwtDc
looo.tiolla and llpproxima.te nwaben of sn.. _re r8pOl'ted.1
(1)
""'.h1.o<
34/201 _ 13&/I5B

(2) ...,,,1 3t/22J11 • 136/5. 1
(,)
tJj i-Yamwill 34/28N 136/43B

(.) 1I1ltsuuka 34/35'11 136/35

(5)
Tlu to 25
(6)
Toyoh4mo. 1
(7) Taketoyu to YokoJuka ..
(20 of these lU'ound the "itaubi8h1 ;JP)
(e)
Oko.dc. e
(9) Around Yoko.Wc:1l. 15
(10) Southeast of N'o.goyll. Ooleng the
'0
boy
(11)
C1ty .0
(12) 15 Sits were observed over the bQY trom boat. ju.t
south of SeOoplane BOose.
(Selllel of the crew, reported that the sit. bu... 1ft
the dock nrea could not be eluded even by violent eVG..1Ye lI.otieft.)
i. Blackout woo' reported,a.s fairly !pod, but &Te.n li&ht.
were ob,e1rved Itrung along the Haka ClI.nal outlining it. into
the city.
J. Two or 3 ba.lloons wero reported over N'IlEOYIl
tIc o.nd 11'1 central Nlk(;0y&. at 4000-5000 tnt. One bBlloOD w. report.-
ed at 5500 foet over the dock Bren aDd I wnl reported at Tau nt 6000
teet. One or 2 were leen to explode in mid-air over tho
3. B.29 Tllctiol vs_ AlAI S.llsive nction con.i.ted ot sentI.
turnl ;l,nd cMn&e, in altitude.
.UJ1&ll
3. Oit.To-Alr aDd RoCket••
0.. One rocket battery. reported o.t Toldl:a1oM..... 11rlas
10_12 la.llnchera a.t 3-lIlinute Interv3.h to ll1t1tud•• of &500 It.
b. At T'll, 6-8 rockets were obsorved.
o. OYer HIl!0ytll 10 roolr:et. which burned out a.t 8000 te.t
,,",to repor1»d.
4. OM crew ob.erTOd
rocket- which lett red trail ••
nt aD altitude of 6500 leet.
QD IUlldentiried E/;,. bllftchtD& a-l0
They tn,veled. with a. nat tr..J-0tol'7
e. Rocketl wore 1.110 reported o...er bndta.11 aDd I.P.
t. On. we reported. a. IILl'S" u.n.i4entltie4 objoOt 'POOO t ••t
owr tbe ta.r&et burning with lUl orlU'l(,o flaae. It '0.-4 to b&D& 1a
the c.lr for .eYerlll.l IIdftuto••
••
white
ODS larl;0
;Ie.
.'
to tbe
h.
loft
;,JC 4.2_93930 a.t leO,:Z I1t
flo.sh of tho Ale at
Ale 42-93920
c.nd 100 hot above tho
7800 teet ",ported ...iDS ..
4000-5000 raot a.ltltudo,
white flash 50 yard.
'.
tMeo a.heo.d
A yellowish oxploshlon 500 teet o.boTo 3Ad
a.nd to the lett reported by cre••
j. Pa.ro.chute flo..relS were observed over the target area•
•••••
P.;.RT III _ pO¥*GE QSSESS!i!NT
AreA DaApre to NpgOY9 City
1. This section Assesses o.reo. to No..goyn Clty 0.1 0. relult
of this mission. (Industrlo.1 ls only summo.rited ln thil sootlon
o..nd ls disoussed 10 datal1 1n Sectlon B INDUSTRlbL DANAOE, below.)
2. POlt-.trike WQS obtalned on Rooonno.llsQnce
Uission 3PRSU 96 flown 24 1945. obtained tram
Qn o.ltitude of 30.000 feet.
3. Areo. dam3ge of the city destrcyod trcm thie o.ttQok totals
approximo.tely 82.000.000 square feet (2.95 square miles or 1.890
o..cres). Included in this are bo.rrAoks 3ftd severAl buildings
in N3goya Co.stle o.nd 5 industrlea .1th vnrying deErees at do.mo.ge.
4. ;.rea damage e.s seen on AvailAble photogrophy ln Oi ty
from .trike mi.sions to do..te totc1s 139.800,000 .quo.re teet
squOJe mUe. or 3.200 o.cres>, or this damnt;e, CUI. o..rea ot 3.4 .qu.o.re
miles 1. 1n Incendio.ry Zone Mo. 1. which i, 57.5 destroyed.
5.
o.ttack.
1M following i.s a. Statilltico..l S\UlIIIl:I.ry of do.mo.ge tro. thh
.>l1notll.t1ons reter to photogro.ph follo.ing ..
i.li £JLU
Sell!!," r..t pptp'
Ape
MU"
br
P'O
Area. of
Nqoy.. 01ty
1,180.000,000
21,510 ..
City areo. de,troy.d
82,900.900 1.0PO
8,.
•••
Jr.:'OQ, or
Incend.1D.ry Zone
Ro, 1
164.000,000 3,179
-.- u,.. or
Incendiary
Zone
No
1
"'"trgDd
66,610,000 1,5&9 at'
AI.
Total vhible
...... to ante I
Meo. or 1fa.toYl. City 1,180.000,,1lOO 27,520 ..
City AnA
"ntroX'd ua·MQ,OOll
3,299
-
0
11

;u.eo, of
loc.l'ldluy Zone
Ro. 1 164,000,000 3,7'1'0
-.- Ar,:!.
or Il'I08ndlaJ'y
Zone
No 1 dutrgY9'"
",000'000
2,100
>
,
01.
5
60.650.000
50.000
.'
••
.ilmJotation
ftp,
1.
a.
>.
'.
-. .,
7.
6.
'.
10.
ll.
12.
l>.
U.
15.
1••
17.
16.
1••
20.
21.
22.
23.
...
26.
Delcrlption of hl"
Ro'ident!o.l Areal Destroyed
Light industry and residenti.l .. rea' 4e.troye4
Probo.ble school: destroyed
Two residential area.11 destroyed
Target 2501. • RR .hedSI destroyed (2 are..)
Two roaldentia.l areall destroyed
Toyo Cotton Willi about 20 por cent des-
troye41 ro,identln1 light industryl de.-
troyed.
Resldentia.l nreal destroyed
Light industry residentinl nrons,
troyed (3 nrons)
Residential ureal destroyed
.\renl destroyed
Residential areal destroyed
8usiness and residential area nnd light
industry I dostroyed
Small building in Castle destroyed
Barracks in Uastle areal about
destroyed ( 3 area.)
Small buildings in Castle areal destroyed
( 2 Corens )
Two residential areusl destroyed
Yamada. Engine \forko: destroyed
Re.identinl oreal destroyed
Residential arOa destroyed
Targot about 300,000 .quare feetl de••
troyed; unidentified industry nnd re.1dential
areas: destroyed (5 areaa)
Reoidentia.l destroyed
Light industry and residentia.l area, de••
troyed
Unidentified industry and residentinl area,
destroyed
Target 2010. several small buildings, des-
troyed
$qua" P..,
p"gm«
150.000
1350.000
150,000
100,000
350.000

3.300.000
50,000
600.000
100,000
4.00.000
350.000
1300.000
200.000
500.000
150.000
1,.200,000
550,000
1300,000
1.200.000
400,000
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i.nnotatlon
No
...
27.
...

Do.gElatign ot Qt"
L1&ht industry I de.troyed (3 Qr'3.)
Lir;ht indl,lstrYI deetrov.d
Realdent1u and light iftdu.tryl d••troyecl
(2 o.reOJ)
Squar
e
-''''
Dukm4
.......
650.000
850,000
6. eQQE.'fAe.1 Tbe tol101l'inr; addition. and correction .boullS be ....
to Part III. Annex 0 .AII.eanl.nt covering do.ll&P W lapp 01'7
from Ul Bomber CCIUl:l.nd hattod la.1Il0Q Roport 10, U, U ..l1 1IoI'Ob
1$145.
AnMtat10p "0.
17
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:n
32
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7
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rOJ' set 11 *,400, DOt m 0&051
=....
ZlI .,,70
QcQJlOto Airoratt "-bo. SbDft.
P1Mt. 50 per O'Dt 4.,t;ro,ed
Target 241 C. DOt 2470.

Reference,. Q. Emergency Provisional Edition, HaSOya City
Maps (In 4 s,ctlona). 1I12.500, January 1945
b. Objective Folder 90.20 (Nagoya) 6 June 1944•
•••••
B • INDUSTRIQL D.jM.}QE TO liAQOU eln
1, This .,ctlon assesscs Industrial dwmage to City n. n
r.sult of thil attock. Reconnaissance photography 1. as tor S.ctlon
At above •
2. The o..v."UlIobh pboto. ooverw 'Shows to the following
5 Exhibits refered to follow this page.
"
T4RG§I &SOA (35/09/35N - 136/53/05E) 'reitht Yard.
6 loading buildinga destroyed 120.000 .q. ft, total
1 loading building 50% gutted 45,000 'q. ft,
(Approximately 50% of tho total loading .paoe and bUildiD&'
have boen destroyed or dllJll4ged.)
JPRSM 80_21 26 Photo No.1 on Exhibit A hereto.
96.4.LI 107 Photo No.2 on Exhibit 1. hereto.
b. foro COTTon mtL (35/09/401'J - l38/53/30E) Reported ..
Sumi tomo Electric urge Co. • ND.goya Northwest 1/12500 January 1945.
2 major destroyed sq. ft. total
(about 50% of tho total roof area of the mill.)
Photo. No.1 and No.2 on ExhJbit L, ft3reto.
-35.

Anenal.
JlJ£1l11

buildin£, 4eatroyed 111,500 I,. t ~ . total
1
... 25,000
'q.
tt. I ... 15,000 Iq. tt.
1
... 2fo,OOO
'q.
tt•
1 • 1,000 Iq. tt.
1 .. 23.500
'q.
tt• I ... lll,oalb.aNIIII.
1 ... 22.000
'q.
tt• •...11
2 building_ sutted 83,000 Iq. tt. totol
1 bUilding, roof damas'
89,000 .q.
tt. totol
3PRSK aO..:sJl, I 17 ... Photo 110. 3 on Exhibit B, _ ...to
3PRSU ge.31 31 .. 'boto 10. 4. on Izh1blt B. _nto
3PR5JI 96_IVI 54. ... !'bow 10. 6 OD lzId'olt a. tlneto
4. TARQET 201D (35/'071 ... 1$6/5011) AioM 11.rOl'lltt -.ra
8 building_ deatroyed :sa,400 Iq. f't. tootal
3i'RSII eO_3lh it Pboto Bo. 5 on 8xh!blt C, hereto
Photo No. 6 on Exhibit at bareto
It. XWPA QGlliEDUNG j!ORIS (35/09/50» ... 136/515/551)
36,400 sq. ft. of the total roof area ... destroyed,
representing 90% of the plant,
Enola.ure No.7 _ 3PRSK eO_3R1 23 Photo "0. 7 Oft EzhlbU;
D, heroto
EnelolllTe No.8 _ 3PRSU 96-tR1 110 Pboto 10. 8 Oft hblblt
D, helreto.
Pre_strike I 3PRSJJ: eo
POlt-strikel 3PRSJJ: 96
(The above Is from XXI Be. a,I.u, Df! Report No. 38)
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EXt-lIBIT-A-
'4155100- 44
PART III
ANNEX- 0-
MISSION -44
EXHIBIT-B-
PART III
ANNEX-D-
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MISSION- 44

EXHI8IT-C-
PART III ANNEX-D
MISSION-44
EXHIBIT-O- PAHr III ANNEX-D
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SECRET
XXI BOMBER COMMANO
CONSOLIDATED STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
FORM 34
MISSION NO. 44
1e /lprch 1945
Target urbo.n :.rce.. Nagoya
::TJ'EOl'IVi.ICSS OF 19ssIW
.:..1rernft .l1rborne •••••••••• 310
r()rcont Of "'irero.ft on Hand •••• "••• 02.4%
COST 0F MISSION
:.ircr':>,ft Lost • • •••••••• 1
:;':crccnt Of :.i zcr:ltt _"drbornc. •• .3%
Dr'oppod on :i:r.i.n:W"Y Targot •••• IJ50 Tons
.:..ircraft :.11 Targtote ••••• 2)0
:i."Orcent Of .:..ircroft :.irborIlO •••••• 93.5%
erer.' MClmbcr cnsUt'.1tics. • • • • • Nono
':"ircrnft Dombiog i'r.iIInry••••
Of .:..ircraft •
• • 290
. . • 93.5%
••••••••
Of
.2D
• t ')%
Encqr -Urcro.tt •••••••• None
Dombing Results. ])l.IlIlgo Clssoasmont Itiotos rovc:::l.1 additional .65 sq.
Qiloa of city oroa destroyod.
SECRET
Aircrott I,nnding :.t lWe Jinn••• 6
331m STATISTICAL CONTIIOl UNIT

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RXcludee :3 auper-dwnboe NOTE I :Jc landing u t !Wo ri.1ln - 497 Gp - 1 -'.Ie ::;:ngine troublo
Kmludes 6 landing at !WO Jl.llJ1 and returning late. 500 Gp - 1 .lIe refueling
6 Gp - 3 .\le refueling
5<5 GP - 1 j/e IIIl jar rep11r:l of be. t tle
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10.:.::>10:. 44
DJ..'l'E
10 l,JU'ch 1945
SOUBING R U H
fARGA'T BCIIBED
'fDI,i OF R6I...,\SE
.a.rlTUDl!: OF Vl&JAL ao...d.L.;G Ie liP.c:&T.t.Ll bYI
Ale
Ale Sighting For
Ale
Ale .N.C
!IT
DJ(01'.tll(;
Dropping BCXilbine
Droppine
Qt' T.aRG:h.T
frm:
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Karliest Latest Lowest Highest
on C-l IIbnual
R&D Range
!LeadOf/e
by Hsde.t Lead Ale

.........-
p
1:
lD25Z 1")20 z 4800 7100
3 - - 34 -
lD 19
urbaD .:.rea Nagoya p 1055 z 1943 z 4800 7600
3 - • 31 -
20 6

trr1:lln .:.ron 91goyD
p 20 1753 Z 1858 Z 4500 0000
3
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p
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120
1753 z 1940 Z 4500 0000 16
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112
- 90 38
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6 urban .:.:reo Nngoyo. P 32 10317 Z 1917 Z 6400 9000 6
- -
26
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9
urban :.roo. NOggyn F 30 1736 Z lO50 Z 650C 6000
7
- -
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urban .:.roo NOgoyo F 21 lIlo9Z 1907 Z 6400 6500 1
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urbo.n .:.roo Nllgoyu p
31 1704 Z 1040 z 6200 6700 22
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urban :.roo 1\'DgO.yn p
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19 urblln .;.roo NOgoya. p 25 WI? Z 1913 z 7010 7000 10
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29 urb:tn .:.reo NlJ.gQ7ll p
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urban NOgayn p 48 1747 Z 1913 z 6600 0100 19
- -
29
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37
11
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DISPOSITION OF BOMBS
MlSSICh'l _441!>-, _
DATE 10 \l"rnb H)Ib5
TIJ'Jl •
lila 10lID 011 Am- REtFASED ON TARGETS

BCItNI ADf2WI'!
JETTISONED ",",UR!IED
U"""Ml
- <I """'
SiTTIHG

-=
--
"0
.0;.
"0
-;;;, .no.
"0
Tons
"0 ·ooa I I.
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4'11 11-47.... 100/1 loll.
loa'
No", 2200 76.1 220<1 76.1
-
-
-
-
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_.0
295 73.7 6405
37 9.2
- -
.>-76 5'0/1 loB.
loa'
NoD. 506 146.5 552 130.0
34 :'.5
-
-
.4.6 5CJf: I. Clu 1'1000 14.4 OC 16.0
D,::
16.')
-
- -
-
11-64 500,; G.r>.
loa'
N.D. 26 6.5 24
6.0
2 .5
-
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SOJ/J .,. Clu 15.7
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1 .2 1 .2
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4911 Y-47..:.2 leD.
Dl£'
Nooo <576 00.0
239
2
02·5
6·3 -
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loa' N.D. 176.' 505 146.2 119 2').3
- -
:::-46 50JtJ I. Clu Nooo 13.2
154 154 3::.0
- - - -
...64 50'},} G.P.
D>.'
1,1.D. 20 5.) 10 4.5 2
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-
499 "'47.;.2 1';,0;)
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22;5 76.1 2021 69.0 134 6.3
-
-
500;; I. Clu. 11.5 NOoo
55
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- -
::-46 SO'Y,j I. 01u. Nooo 14.6 30 7.6 30 7.6
- - -
-
D-36 I. Clu. 16.5 15.5 00 13.3 7') 1).1 1 .2
-
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'5.5 NOoo 16: 26.7 160 26.7
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M-64 G.l'.
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N.D. l1l 4.5 16 4.0 2
.5
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loa'
Nona
2'24
69.0 164: 56.6 360 12.7 16 .5
),foo11..:.1 50');1 I. Clu. 11.5 Nona 74 10.5 74 lU.5
- - -
-
M-76 5JCiII.ii. Inat N.D. 492 123.0 49
2 123.J
- -
- -
r:-46 1. Clu. Nooo 13. 2
3
0 7.6

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-
-
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'5.5 14.5 75 12.5 56 ).3 1)
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B-2Il 5;;;3/; I. C1u. 14.5 Nooo 31
'3.5 59 ?o 22
3·7 - -
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N.D. 10 4.5 10
4.5
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- -
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11-47-.:.2 1:0:; I.E. <)013 310.C 0261 235.::1 736 25.3 16
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M-17·-U '1. C1u. 4C4 101.0
332 72
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3"
(,2. -
310 62.::'
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DISiOSlTION OF BOMBS
DATE
13 !nrch 191'5
FIml LOlIlID OR UIl-
RELEASED ON TARGETS

TIl'll •
IlOIlNlI UIiCIlU!
......
JETTISONED
",,"Uf<NEI) UlUtNOWN
IlIlaHr C6 .Bl*B
SETTIHG
No.. Tail No. ....
"0
.0..
"0
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0, •
"0
Tons
"0
.0.. 1"0
1
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11-64
G.?
D2 2" .5 76 1).: 6 1.5
- -
C"'I
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-
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6 11-47-<.2 IJC,'J I.il. mat. Nooo 5122 176.6
4
30
3
16<'.4
239
0.2
-
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.17..;.1 500-'; I. Cluo 16.5 Nono 60 15.c 60 15. - - - - -
ll-)6 I. Cluo 16.5 1:;.5 11: 1-).7 75 12.5 113 7.2
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U-46 [hotatlnah 1<:',0 None
5
-
4
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'J 11-47..;.2 IJY,J J.D. rnat. Nontl 51)1 176.9 4723
162.J 392 1).5 16 .6
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35
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6.5 39 6.5 - - -
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37.7 16 .6
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1:1.5 2')12 1::1:::.4 20 1.: ) .1
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DISFOSITION OF BOMBS
I4lSSION __44"- _
DATE 10 Iprch 1?!45

TDK.
IUZI LOlIml a. UIl- I REtEA.SED ON TARGETS

JETTISONED JlE:l'Uf<ID UJ'iWOlWN
_ <l1l<IIl lm'TINO IICIlIII UIOIW'r
No- -U
-
....
"0 ·0'- "0 "'one:
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1.24.0
595 119
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3
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130 ...47..... 100;; 1.3. 19605 023.7 27709 95n.4 1061 64.1
35
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-
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3·7
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1.36.0
905
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3.5 1767 1057.5
2"19
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PE.RSONNEL CASUALTn"S
lDICRAPT LOST
AIRCRAFT DAMAGED PERSOJOO:L CASUJ.LTlf.S
-
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IIIIJlI Ace.
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TOTAL TOTAL
.'SS-
WOUND:EIl TOTAL
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Ale All
Ale.

0'l'II!Il
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TOI'AL
Ale All
'{5..

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l1I'IlER
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PARTICI- 1Iw:D
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CASDALTIfS
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A'A m:N,
PATIlli
1<." • •
1 1
-
2
396
1<98
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3
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2 421
1<" -
• 4
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.
4 292
.500 -
-
, .
-
3 352
73
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10 1
-
11
I J.4b3
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6
-
-
2
-
-
2
378
,
-
-
3
.
-
3 357
504
- -
-
-
1
-
1 236
505
,.
-
1
9
-
1 8
333
313
1
-
1
14
-
1 1
14 1304
00
19
- ·
3
-
- 3 300
29
·
-
9
-
- 9 269
314
-
·
12
- -
12 569
00
21 1
-
1
3
6 1 1 1 37 333
6
Be
8 ~ c r a 1 ' t ditohed. 2 .mclDOD .hot out by flakl 1 ene1na feathered. all 10 pereeane-l rescued..
SICH.ET
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.IiNu.rt Oi'h,iS1TIVN A.tW AMI.lr.UT.lUN
DATE 10 y;anh 19lr6
.v.or ,1
I.JC &: JJAMAGill ALMJ'NITION
'/A ,
1M
.5(, CALIBEH UNIT y l:./J. IlLS- PRoo. 20 M.M.
TROm> OESTRID
DAt'AGED
r.oo'ff, I C
JiB """"""
FIRl::D
'1'aI'Al. F.uiED ..
."
TUrAL
497 30 24
·
20'0
490 10
4 50
·
50
499 3 4
-
10':'0
500 11 1 030
-
030
73 "G
30 33
46Jc
-
4600
6
45 3
770
-
770
9 31 3 5110
-
5110
504 5
·
- - -
505 2:J 5 550
..-
750
_.
1] ',1G
1:4 11 lV60 0.
.--
2J60
19 33
·
17211
·
1724
'9 '5
·
1010
-
1010
14 itG 50
-
27311
·
2734
1 DC 1,' 44 ?274 2:0
94
711
Q rncludo& 4:'0 rounds jotti&onod.
D1cludo& 530 rounds to&t fuod.
b 2454 rounds tost fired.
200 rounds tired at soorchlights.
SECRET

MISSION
...
DATE
18 Lfal:OA lQ045
FLIGHT DATA &FUEL CONSUMPTION
497 Gp. 498 Gp. 499 Gil, <00 Gn. ?>Wi
Alc COMPLETING MISSION
• 37 !;
34 28
29 .E.
128
nIGtrr DATA
/ovg. Time At Low Altitude
- 7:1J 5:19
-
3,05
Avg. Time or Climb To Bomb-
ing Altitude
,08
:02
'58
-
:16
Avg. Time At Bombing Altitude
7:33 :13 1:34 7:42- 4:20
Avg. nytng Time
13:30 14:05 13:48 14:15 13:54
Avg. Distance f10wn (Nautical
Ur Iiiles)
2720 2816
2738 2701
2745
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Coaaumed To Targetl
ATerage
3551 3520
3510 3569 3538
_1"""
3896 3860
3803
3874 3896
IIW.....
3291 J.::!17
3120 3268 3128
C0l18U118d hom Tuget To Base:
(1/e Without llalfunction)
Ho. or A1l"'craft
37
34
27'
28 126
Average
2179
2135 2122
2101 21.38
IIaxioum
2621
2365
2436 2.317 2621
-'-
1859 1979
1835 1936 1835
OonS1,lll8(} rro. Target To Bese:
(&/0 11th Malfunction)
Ho. ar Aircraft
None None
1 1 2
Average
-
- 2295 2858
2577
""""""
- - 2295 2858
2858

- - 2295 2858
2295
'1otal PIleI Used1
A...._
5730 5655 5648 5670
5679
....,-,.
6121
5996 6011 5985 6121
JlSn1_
5430 5270
5135 5284
5135
'l'otal Puel Re-.iniDg1
........
994 1063 1152 1091
1069
.xJWWI
1294 1430
1665
JJm
1665
IUn'·'· 603 650
789 776
603
,y,- GalB. OonBuaed Per Hour
424.4 401.6 409.3
397.9
408.'
,.,. Gall. Pel" 11118
2.11 2.01 2.06
2.10
!O'1'AL PUBL USED OH ._i/e
21.3510 198996 165957
718.39
750302

Ale tar eiah f\lel data an aYailabl••
A
Ixclul!e8 1 aircraft lnnding at 11'0 Jim
1
BJroludea 1 airornft. landing Ilt Iwo Jimn _
fuel rcmninlng 1588 guls.
MISSION _
DATE
18 Mal'oll. 1945
FLIGHT DATA &FUEL CONSUMPTION
491 Gp.
498 Gn. 499 GD. <00 en. 71 Win
A/C COMPLETING MISSION

37 31, 28
29 E.
128
FLIGHT DATA
Avg.
Time At Low Altitude
-
7:13
5:19
-
3:05
Avg.
Time Of Climb To Bomb-
ing Alti tude
,08
:02 :58 -
:16
Avg.
Time At Bombing AltHude
7:33 :13
1:34 7:42- 4:20
Avg.
nying Time
13:30 14:05 13:48 14:15 1):54
Avg. Distance Flown (Nautical
Air l1111es)
2720 2816
2738 2701 2745
FUEL CONSUMPTION
To Target:
Average
3551 3520 3510 3569 3538
_imum
3896 3860 3803 )874 3896
Minimum
)291 )21'/
3120 3268 3128
ConsuMed From Target To 811..'3e:
(A/e Without llalfunction)
Ho. or Aircraft
37
34 27
.
28 126
Average
2179
2135 2122 2101 2138
1Iaxi_
2621
2365 2436 2)17 2621
1Iin""'"
1859 1979 1835 1936 1835
Consumed Fro. Target To Bese:
(i/C With Malfunction)
Ho.
or Aircraft
None None
1 1
2
iV8T'age
- - 2295 2858
2577
_i_
- - 2295 2858
2858

- - 2295 2858
2295
Total fUel Ueed:
AY8l'age
5730 5655 5648 5670
5679
_i....
6121
5996 6011
5985 6121
llinioua 54)0 5270
5135 5284
5135
Total ruel Re_ining:
AY81"&ge
994 i06)
1152 1091
1069
1Iaxi_
1294 14)0 1665
1477
1665
Mini.,"
603 650 789
776
60)
1vg.
Gale. Conswted Per Hour
424.4 401.6
409·3 397.9
408.8
A..•
Gal_. Consumed Per Mile
2.11 2.01
2.06 2.10
2.m
TOTAL FU!L USED OH .-Ale
213510 198996 165957

750302
• A/C ter fticb t\Iel data aft anllabJ.e.
t
Bxoludee 1 aircraft lnnding at 1"0 JiM
Bmludee 1 ail'crQft landing at Iwo Hmn - fuel remnining 1588 guls •
...... -
. ----
. -._._...
........ ... 5 .E...O.fLI:. l' _.. __ ._--- ._ ...
. .
. .
MISSION
44
FLIGHT DATA &FUEL CONSUKPTION
OAT! 18 IIbrch 1945
6 Gp. 9 Gp. 504 Gpo 505 Gp. JIJ Ring
Ale COIIPLETING MISSION
• 32 !. 30 21
29 E. ll2
nIGHT DATA
Avg. Time At Altitude
7:00 6:23 7,36
7:45 7:09
Avg. Tim8 Of Climb To
log Altitude ,08
:08 :02 :1) ,07
Avg. Time At Bombing Alt.itude
1:10 3:10 :20 :15 1:19
Avg. flying TiM
U,36 1.4:42 U,U 1.4:21 1.4:30
!vg. Distance nOlm (Nautical
Air Kiles) 2519 2626 2713 2650 2618
rum. CONSUMPTION
Coaaumed To Targetl
Average 3590
3594 3380 3461 3518
-....
37'l3 4100 3650 3724 4100
Mini,,!lI
3330 )292 2997 3141 2997
Consuaed From Target To Base:
Cve Without IIalfuncUoo)
10. or J.1rcraft
J2 30
21 .29 ll2
Average
2246 2129 2115 2175 2172
-....
2506 2360 2294 2985 2985
IIU>'- 2043 2008 1845 1505 1505
COIlSUMd Froa Target To Base:
(lie With .aI/unction)
10. cr l1rcrat<
Non• None Nooe None None
........ .
- - - -
.xI_
-
- - - -
MI"'_ - - - - -
Total ,.1 DeedI
.......
5836 5723 5495 5636 5690
.."d••
605J. 6038 5833 6U3 6U3
"n1_
S604 5440 5175 5229 5175
fotal PIIol -bdDc•
.......
944 1062 1290
1056 106'J
.v••
ll'16 1345
1610 J.J.44
1610
III n1•••
126 747 952 571 571
J.YI·
Gala. ConsUMed Pw Hour
399.7 388.8 386.2 392.8 392.4
...... GIll. eoo.eu-ed "1" 1Il18 2.32 2.18 2.03 2.13 2.17
fOUL PUBL U8ID 01 ._Ale
185862 177450 U6396
11n776 667484

I/O r" wtaiob r.l data lin .ft' J_bl••

IDe)'" , Ale 1.nDlU.ftC at 1.0 Ji-. - fuel rCiIlft1ning 1.283, W8, 158)
1
...,,,.... 1 1./0 lGMiDc aio 1.0 - tuol t"()lImin'\.ns SOO plJl.
•• , r T
~ ~ Q I i ] !
MISSION
I.l.
DATE
18 Y.-"j,rch l.945
FLIGHT DATA & FUEL CONSUMPTION
19 Gp. 29 Cpo 314 Wg. 21 B.C.
AIC COMPLETING MISSION
*
25 23 48 288
YLIGJrI' DATA
Avg. Time At Low Altitude
- -
-
4'09
Avg. Time Of Climb To Bomb-
ing Alti tude
:25 :25 :25 ,14
Avg. Time At Bombing Alt.1.tude
7:49 7:30 7:40
3'43
Avg. nying Time
14:37 14:45 lL.-:41 14:15
Avg. Distance Flown (Nautical
Air Miles)
27/6
2742
27""
2698
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Caasumed To Target:
Average
3913 3854 3885 3588
_1"""
4332 4212
4332 4332
II1nimum
3643 3504 3504 2997
Ii
Coasu-ed From Target To Be.Re:
(i/c Without llalfunction)
Ro. or Aireraft
25 23
48 286
Average
2289 2286 2287 2176
1Iaxi_
26)0 2769 2769
-
2985
ll1nioua
1901 2041 1901
1505
COIl8UDBd Fro.. Target To Be.se:
(Alc With Malfunction)
Ro. or Aircraft
N=e None None 2
Average
- -
-
2577
.........
-
- -
2858·
Mln1_
- - -
2295
Yotal rael U8ech
A.......
6219
6121 6172
5766
"xi ••
6503 6900
6900 6900
Mln1••
6003 5718 5718 5135
Yotal r-l RnaiDiDga
A......
1127
1209 1166
1085
·xS_
1357 1612 1612 1665
MIni •••
B20
790 790 571
lVI_ Gel•• Con8UBd Per Hour
425.4 414.9 420.4 404.6
A...
a-h. Consuaed Per Mile 2.24 2.23 2.24
2.14
_AI. lUBL U8ID OR A_Ale
155490 141070 296560 1714346

Ale 'fir ntab r.l data an aqilable•
el:'I" ~ y; 'I'
JI.l<1l11
-lIM
MISSION 44
DATE 18 laProh 191U
nIGHT DATA
T4E4 Frsg. Cluo equalS ~ Ibs.
M-64 G.P. equala 545 100.
E ~ 2 8 I. Cluo equals 350 Ib5.
y..17....1 I. glu. equalS 460 lbe.
1-]6 I. Cluo equal1l ]65 Ibll.
Mo-76 In equalEl 490 Ibe. .§. ! Q!! 1
i<!h
Ill.
......""
AtIlW1& .nRAIlI
• AVDU.GE WT ......GE AVG JrT OF FUEL AVERAGE iVERAGE GROSS
lJnT AI.,,,,." BASIC ft. 1lBIPlIL m. or IOlBS OJ' EalBS P1JEL LOADED lllSC. IlEIGIIT
AIlIIlOJlIIE o. Ale LOAD LOADEI> LOADED WADEl> (6 LBS PER GAL) WEIGIIT AT TAU OFF
497 39 74800 61293
I41>od 16051 6724 40344 4898 136093
498
38 •
75016
60661 15832 6718 40308 4521 135677
499 31 7illl 60183 toadina 14
8
27
6800 40800 4556 134734
500 32
74765 61275
15521 6761 40566 5188 13604.0
73 Wing 140 7 4 7 ~ 6c8T2
15600 6748 40488 4784 135667
6 31; 75350 58947 """'d
12624 6780 40680 5643 134297
9 31 746co 59572
12965 6785 40710 5897 134172
504 23
75010 55990
"",ding 10610 6785 40710 4670 131000
.505 33
14215 55990
10359
6780 40680 4951 130205
J13 Wing 121 74784 57138
liDO 6782 40·9<
'3'·
ij<'''<
19
26 75600 60400 24 - E-II6
10200 7328 43968
62]2 136000
29 23
7680Q 60510 128 - M-47-&2 8960 7330 43980 7570 137310
314 7ing 49
16163 60452
9618 7329 43974
6860 136615
21.st Be 310 75001 59582
13144 6853 41118 53
2
0 134589
. ~ .... _, ... _" Lt or BombS IP8ded
l
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~ J

·n.Il .B .Ii I

..PMt'P lIsm ORRA
f'R)Y: COY CZN XXI BCI( CO(
TO : COM G::l' 7J OOIi lUNG
COli <EN 313 BOY lflNG
COli G:rn 314 Ba. MOO
'§'§.£B!!
B1 Auth r:i CG XXI Be
I6P /7h1lWA/J,.
Inltbla Date
XXI B<J.lBER COUllAND
GUAIl
0000 17 }larch 1945
FlELD mIDm NUllBER 47, UICROSCOPE ~ ,
YAPS FCR Pl.O'l'TllC: JAPAN AVIATION c:HJ.RT 1121S,SSO
A1Jrlng Point Reference: XXI BOllI Com Litho-Yos1ac Nagoya, 90.3) UrbtLn.
orteet A1Jrd.ng Point Reference (XXI Bom. Com lltho-Moe1ac No. 90.20 - 194)
1. Cb.1tted.
2. The m Bod:Ier Commard will attack Urban Area ot Na&OfIl with maximum
effcrt on "D
1l
Day.
3. a. 73rd "irs:
(1) Take off
(a) F:irst A/C or pathfinders: Zero hour l'l1inU8 10 minutes.
(b) First A/e a: main force: Zern hour
(2) Ret\J'n Route:
Target
!WO Jima - On withdrsws1 deviate to left. of prescribed
course if recessary to avoid enemy defenses.
Base
(3) Altitude &route: 1,000 teet.
(4) iltitude.t Attack: 5,000 to 5,000 feet.
(5) Aiming Point Ax1.s of Attack tran Ol'l' Ferce Required
072093
119085
11 degrees True
21 degrees Tr-ue
Apprax1D.tel;y 21J
AppradJretel:r 1/3
It. 31Jth Wines
(1) Take off
(.) P1rat A/C at pathtln:1erel Zero hour lII1nue 10 ~ ••
(b) First Ale of IIIl1n forces Zero hour

4/5
§ ' ~ Q ! ! !
FIElD ORDell. NlBIB!R 47, MEROSCOPE N'TDER 3 CONTINUED
(2) Return Route:
Target
3510N - 13645E (On withdrawal devjata to right of. prescribed
couree if necessary to avoid ene4llY defenses)
To 111'0 J1.m.a
sa,.
Altitude &route: 2,000 feet.
Altitude of Attack: 6.Q(X) to 6,800 feet.
()
(4)
(5) Aiming Point
°5=
Axis of Attack fran OAP
05 degrees True
Force Required
All Ale

c. 314th n'iQ?;:
(1) Take off
(a) First A/c of pnthfindere: Zero hOIr lll1nus 40 minutes •
(b) Firet Alc of main force: Zero hour minue 30 minutes.
(2) Return Route:
Targ9t
Tum iJIaed:l&tely to right after target.. (en withdranl
dINjate to left-or prescribed ccnrse if :J!cs88ary to avoid
e n ~ defen8es)
T.. Iwo J1.ma
sa,.
Altitude Enroute: 3,000 feet.
Alt.itude d Attack: 7,000 to 7,000 teet.
()
(4)
(5) J.iain& Point.
U9085
Axia of Attack !rom OAP
21 degree. True
F<rce Required
ill Ale
(6) '!he J14th 111ng ..111 plan route to avoid tt. lala:d of Rota
15 lDi1e. enrOlt. e to target.
IIethod of Attack: B7 indi't'idual Ale attaeldnr; with min.1aa
internl between Ale. "definite radar baabing nul will be
.-de on!" a rader a ~ point befOJW MkiJ:tl: a YilJU&1
oorrecUon.
§'!£!L!l!
FIZLD ameR NUllBER 47, IHCROSCOPB NUll3m , CONTINU!D
(2) Pathfinder AlCI Six of the best qu&1i1'ied radar crews from
each _1ng will be deaignated as pathfinder craws fer purpoee
of lllBin foree to target and placing baile on pres-
cribed aiming point.
(,) Route to Target :
Base
I1JO Jima
3416H - 1'654&
J4JJN - lJ642E (IP)
35<1.N - 1365230& (o:.p)
Target
(OAP on XXI Bom Com. Litho-l':>eiac 90.20 - 194: 074(36)
(4) Banb Load:
(a) Pathtil'lier A/c: 11.-47 Incendiary Bollba.
(b) Main Foree: SOO lb Incendiary Clusters containin& w-69
bomb8 to the extent of their availability. Balance ot
Alc rith 1l-47 if available. otherwise 11-17 Cluster. or
11-76 Incendiary CIWlterll.
(s) Fuse SettinC:
<a) 1l-76 IS, instantaneous nose, non delay tall.
(b) E-28 am. E-36 Clusters fused to open 2,000 ft above
target •
(e) &-46 fused to open 2,500 it above targ«!t.
(d) ....17 ClUllter fused to open 3,000 it abevs targ«!t.
(6) Calibrated airspeed on bo.bing I'lm - 250 IIPH.
(7) IntenalaHter I
<a) »-47 Bomer 100 ft.
(b) All eluate's' SO ft.
(8) BClBq rn.t.r\mtionel ere... wUl be cautioned to chedc
poeiUoa oar-tull.7 betore releaairS toabll. In previous
ai_dONI bcGbe were on tiree etarted cn.t. side of
t.arpt. area.. A concentration of t!r•• within assipd
BClI'l" 18 det1n1t.ely desired.

FIELD CRD!R NUllBER 47, K!CROSCOPE NtAmm :3 CONT:nrum
(9) For this miesion pins and car-o-eeal wire may bo removed
frem fuses prior to take ott.
(10) All A/C will N.lvo imcI.ediately after intervalcmeter hae
been run through. Alc carrying bomb b&y tanka will make
or spreader bars on A-2 and. A-4 re18l.se. weae other-
,.ise modified.
(11) Anmunition Loadil1&: Tail turret onl1 will be loaded in
:314th am 3lJth Wings. Lower forward ."d aft turrets
will be loaded in the 73rd Wing. )larll'l'Jl!ll load of 200
rounds per authorized turret will be loaded.
(12) Gunnery Instruction.: Tail gunner will be instructed to
fire at aerial targets only and only wren tired upon.
Only side !Jnner in the 73rd I\'ing ld.ll be permitted to
fire la,1er turreh and ground object will be the only
tarset.. Bombardier definitel;y will not control lower
fOMfard turret.
(1.3) Radar sets will be turned off for 45 Illinutes bu:1ed.1atGly
after leaving target so will not be made on
other n.ircraft on bClllb1ng run•.
(14) Aborting aircraft OQ route out will turn frem pr_
lIer:lbed route head1.n& end fly 5 minutes before turning
on return head!n&.
4. No ehange.
5. COIlIIIlun1caUone:
a. (1) Radio 1I11ence ",lll prevail enrO\rt,e to target. except in
cases of extr6lllo emergeney.
(2) No CCI'Itact reports will be sent enrwte to target. Con-
tact report. w111 be eent on retum roote only when North
of 2e
o
North.
() Wings will designate one pkone per squadron all the only
plane to tranemit a etrike reporl.
(a) Speoial etrike rep<rt will conetat of tiJu aver target
«J(T), target bombed, ..thod or boabing, cloM cClforace,
reeult, obt.a1ned. tighter oppoll1tion end fiak oppoaitic:a.
' § ~ f ! ! § !
FIELD CJU)!R ~ 47, IUCROSC(J'E NtDmER J ccm:mum
=
Target Bombed
Method of Bombing
Cloud. Caveuge
Bombi!J!i Results
JiBhter Oppoll1t1on
Flak Opposition
m.t '
l l O ~ f l
D/lI'NS
DIS11UBUTION: 2 aa wire
Over Tar«l!t (GIlT)
- P - Primry
- V - Visual
- R - Radar
- N - NavigrtlC11
- 1 to 9 for tenths X ftr 10/10
- A - Gerllral ConflagraUcn
- B - Several Large Fires
- C - Many Fires
- D - ref Scattered Fires
- E - Unobserved
- A - Heavy
- B - Moderate
- C - lleager
-D-None
- A - Heavy
- B - lIoderate
- C - lIeager
-D-None
LlOlAI
C(I( GEM XXI BCII 0011
f'RCIl: Cell GUI IXI BOY C(l,j
TO,
COU: Gl!'S 730 Bel( WG
CCIl 313nf BOY I1G
eel( GEN J14nf B(J,{ l'A1 !T Auth or CG XXI Be
.CiI? /f
Initials Date
m BOHBSR CCMWI>
GlIJJl
0800 18 uarch 1945
AmIDllENT NO. 1 FIElD ORDim NO. 47 IUCROSCOPE NO. :3
Paragraph :3 b. (2) should read:
(2) Target
3510tl - 13645E
J440N -
3414!i - 136335
(On withdrawal deviate to the right or prescribed course it
necessary to avoid enemy defenses.)
Iwo Jima
....
Paragraph :3 a. (2) ahould read:
(2) Torge'
Turn right after target
(On withdrawal deviate to the left of preacribed cow-alii it
ueeeuu1 to avoid eneDO' defenses.'
....
IJ!IIAY
COlI GEM XXI B<II COlI
9/1
FROM: COM GEN XXI B:l?1 OOIA
TO: GEN '13TH scm KING
COM Gm 314m rou wm:;.
COM GEN 73RD roM WlOO
By Auth of CG XXI Be
XXI BOMBFB. CO!&MND
GUAM
0800 18 1945
NO.2 FIELD ORDnt NO. 47 MICROSCOPE NO.3
Change paragraph ,. a. (1) to read:
(1) Time over target:
(a) Pathfinder force: 190350K to 190400K.
(b) Main Force: 190400K to 190515K.
Change paragraph 3. b. (1) to read:
(1) Time over target:
(al Pathfinder force: 190350K to 1904QOK.
(b) Main Force: 190400K to 190505K.
Change paragraph 3. c. (1) to reed:
(1) Time over target:
(8) Pathfinder force: 190350K to 190400K.
(b) 14ain Force: 190400K to 190426K.
Add to paragraph }. x.
(IS) Time over target 1s specified in order to obtain
"maximum effect of each bomb load by saturating
the enemyts fire prevention activities as well
8S min1mizing damage to our aircraft by saturat-
ing the snemy's anti-aircraft defenses.
10/3
Force
All Alc
By Auth of CG BC
XXI EmmER
GU.h.M
0800 18 MARCH 1945
Axis of Attack
14 Degrees True
(From OAP)
Aiming Point OAP
052121 034026
(5 )
11/1
LEMAY
COM GEN XXI roM COM
SECRET
------
OAP reference XXI Bomber Command Litho Mosaic
No. 90.20-194
FROM: COM GEN XXI roM COM
TO: COM GEN 3l4TH roM \IING
COH GEN 313TH BO?! "''lID
COM GEN 73RD BOM WING
Add to paragraph 3. a.
(6) To be included in prescribed bomb load 'the 73rd
Wing will carry in every third aircraft two (2)
500Jb fused instanteneous nose and non-delay
tail.
AJmENDUEN'l' NO.3 FIELD ORDER NO. 47 MI.] H03COPE. NO.3
Change paragraph ;. b. (5) to read:
DISTRIBUTION:
2 ea Wlng
,
G
DISDtImrrIOI
"'iMlt. M
-
••IIUl
CORY 60.
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!ACrICAN REPORTS
COllIlll!ll\ding Gelleral, Twentieth Air Force
Cellllllanding Genero.1, XXI Bomber COJlllllllnd
Deputy Comm.o.nde.r, Twentieth Air Force
Chief of Twentieth Air Force
Chief of Staff. XXI Bombor COIlllltl\d
Deputy C1'S, OprIB. IX! Bomber Como.nd
Deputy CIs, Sup &: )(aint, IX.I Bomber Command.
AC of 5, A-2, XXI Bomber Commo.nd
Com.o.nding GeMrll.l. Army Air Foree., A'l'TJiI AC/ AS
Intelligence
COIllmand<lr in Chief, Po.o1fio Ocun Areaa (J.llT Hq)
Com.mander in Chief, Po.c!.fic Oceu Aree,ll (Rear Hq)
Chief of Nll.v::l.l Operations, OP-16-V
Joint Intelligence Center. Pacific Oceo.n ArOo.s
Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet
Commander. Fifth Fleet
COlllDumder, Firat Carrier Task Foree
COI:IIDander, Forward Are/),
COlllllandlng Genora.l, U.S. Army Forces in Far East
Commanding Genero.l, U.S. Army Forces, Pa.cific OOean
Mells
Genoral, All10d Air Forc08. Southwest
Pa.c1tic Arelll
Co.llllll.anding Oon81'o.1, SWf'A, ATTN: G.2, (For Seotion
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Co-..nding GeIlVeJ. Par East JJ.r Forces
Commo.n4il\& Oeneral, U.S. Strategic Air Force. in
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COIBand1n& OenitTal. EiY1t All' PorCle
COlIIalUl4iDl OetlN-a.l. Uediternnean Allied .lir 'orces
eo.Ul411l1 Ooe1'o.1. FifteeDth .&if' Poroe
C...ndlftS o.Mral. Seyonth Air Poree
Co.u.n4ID.l Olllaeral, VII BCllber Cc.lI.Dd
Co-n41D& Gnero.l. VII Pl,bter Co-.M,
O.....lD& a..ru, El ..enth J.1I' Porce
C--.al1llc OeIlC'U. DB_bOT C-.u4
O-..aUIII o.,..ro.1. setb P1p"" Train1q '1ft og
co•••" DC 08.,&1. 58tb habardMnt 1'lD&
0......d.1D1 a.DllroU. 73J'd Boabarillent 'I11l1
O-arllD& a._ru. 313tb BoabardlUln\ 1t1zl"
0,...1841111 O••ral, 314th BceblLl'uent '\t11l1
eo.aoall11 General. 315tb BOIIlbar4llent "in,
0_41111 attiaer. :Sri! PblJto Recon Squadroll
e-u.41D& ettleer. :J:5rd Statbtlaa! Control tJ111t
Ob-iod Wartare Ottio... XII Beilber OOllllllUl.d
TacUo. " Trdll1D& Section, A.I. III Bomber CMIIIlLnd
OrdJlaMe Olllcer. XXI !IOlDber Oo--.Dd.
e-an41"l> Oell.al. XXI BOII.ber Cc.and. DetADbIlent .... '
Bhtorlca! OI1'ioer. XXI BOlIber Ooaaand
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CoaUl.dlna;; GeMra.l, Army All' Forool. AfTlII JIJ/AB
In'tllll1&eMO, Div1l1on
JJ.F Enlua.t1on Board. c/o &adquartllu AJ,FPOA
Ccc.le.nd1n& OfUcer, 6th 3oJrob Group (VB)
COflIIIe.ndlng Officeo. 9th Bomb Group (VR)
Coacandlng orrlcor, 16th Bomb Group (VR)
COIllnClndln& orrlcer. llilth Bomb Group (VB)
Conwo.ndlng OUioer, 29th Bomb Group (VH)
COl:lmc.ndlng orrlcor, 39th Bomb Gt-oup (VB)
COIlllle.ndinr; Ofrioer. -looth Bollb Group (VH)
CoaD.I.ndiQg crUcer, 330th Bcab Group (VH)
C_aMifl£ orticor. 33lat Boltb Group (VB)
orricer. 4.44th Bo,"b Group (VH)
COIIIIanding orrlcer. 4.62n4 Bomb GrOllp (VE)
COllll:landil'lf; OfUcor. 4.68th 30mb Group (VB)
Commanding Ofricer. '97th Bomb Group (VH)
COmllla.ndin! Orricor. '98th BoMb Group (VB)
COlllm&ndlD!i orricor. 4-99th BOGl.b Group (ns:)
e-lUUl:ing otUcer. SOOth Scab Group (VH)
ColIIC.lI.ndllll; atticer. 50ht BOlib Group (VB)
COlllIUndlc!i otticer, S02nd. Bomb Group (VB)
COllall.ndinS Officer, 50'th Boub Group (VIi)
COIIIIII::andlllf; orticer, S05th Bomb Group (VB)
Co.a.nding OfUoer. 655th Bomb Sq (a)(I'IR)
Co_anding Officor. Twent.1eth All' FQrc", Lead. are.
School
COIIlIl::u"Un!i Officer. 15th Fighter Group
OtriC$r. 21at Pi!ibter Group
Ccaaandi!lf; orricer, SOOth Fighter Gro","
A_t. RIIportle.,; Unit. nI BomboJ' CC&CW\.d (File Copy)
aeporting Unit. XlI BOllba.. COlllll:ud
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